Toronto’s 11th Polish Film Festival is proud to kick off opening night with the historical biopic of Piłsudski. The story depicting the life of Marshal Józef Piłsudski stars Borys Szyc (Cold War), Magdalena Boczarska (The Art of Loving) & Maria Debska (Demon). Directed by Michal Rosa, the story begins in 1901 in a psychiatric hospital during the Russian partition.
International award winning films coming to #Ekran2019 include Corpus Christi (Boze Cialo) (dir. Jan Komasa), this year’s Polish contender for the 92nd Academy Awards and Dolce Fine Giornata (dir. Jacek Borcuch), which won Polish acting veteran Krystyna Janda an award at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.
Director Monika Jordan-Młodzianowska makes her feature debut with the triangle love story Iron Bridge (Żelazny Most) and after its success at the 44th Polish Film Festival in Gdynia, the dramatic comedy Mister T (Pan T) (dir. Marcin Krzysztalowicz) makes its Canadian debut, starring Pawel Wilczak.
Documentary highlights this year include the touching and fascinating film My Home India (dir. Anjali Bushan), the story of the Poles who survived Soviet Siberian labour camps and found their way into India and settled there. Warsaw: A City Divided (dir. Eric Bednarski) is fascinating documentary about the creation of the Warsaw Ghetto, as seen from both sides of the Ghetto wall. Simultaneously, the film depicts a thriving, modern city, still coming to terms with a traumatic period of its history. As well, Love and Empty Words (dir. Malgorzata Imielska), a true love story about tragedy, heroism and the sacrifices one makes while caring for their dying partner until the end.
Short Films to watch out for this year include the adaptation of Adam Mickiewicz’s dark poem The Nixie (Switezianka) by the Bui Sister’s, co-director’s from Poland of both Vietnamese and Polish descent.
$20 to $160.00
How to get tickets?
WHEN & WHERE
November 5 – 10, 2019 – Schedule
Venue: Revue Cinema (400 Roncesvalles Ave., Toronto)
Public transport accessible