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Polish films travel to Dublin and Cottbus

- Wojciech Smarzowski and Antoni Krauze shine at an Irish event starring 18 Polish titles

Polish films travel to Dublin and Cottbus

For the seventh time, the Irish public will be able to discover a large selection of Polish films for four days at the Kinopolis Polish Film Festival starting today in Dublin. Organised by the Gdynia Pomeranian Film Foundation, in partnership with the Embassy of Poland in Dublin and the support of the Polish Film Institute, the event that, according to its organisers, highlights "the dark side of the Polish soul", is to screen 18 titles, from fiction to animation.

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Films by Wojciech Smarzowski particularly stand out in the programme, with Rose [+see also:
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which opened the event, as well as The Wedding (2004) and The Dark House (2009). Several films that are already quite well-known and have been awarded in international festivals are also on show, namely Antoni Krauze's Black Thursday (FIPRESCI Prize in Montréal and Special Jury Prize at Gdynia in 2001) and Damian Nenow's animation short Paths of Hate (which was nominated for an Oscar and received a Special Mention at the Annecy Film Festival). Actors Wojciech Pszoniak and Marian Dziedziel, who are film stars in Poland, stand out among the event's guests in Dublin.

Polish films are also currently travelling around Germany as part of the Cottbus Film Festival (from November 6 to 11), with two titles in the official selection: Leszek Dawid's You Are a God [+see also:
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(photo) and Maria Sadowska's Women's Day [+see also:
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. In the Topic section (this year called "Eastern Europe by Religions"), the following titles stand out: Barbara Sass's In the Name of the Devil, Loveless Zoritsa [+see also:
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, a Serbian-Polish-Cypriot-Greek co-production directed by Radoslav Pavkovic and Hristina Hatziharalabous, Eliza Subotowicz's Mercy, Michal Tkaczynski's The Moon is a Jew, Arni Drozd's Polish-Israeli film My Australia [+see also:
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, and Rafal Wieczynski's Popieluszko [+see also:
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. Finally in the Polish Horizons programme, there will be: Waldemar Krzystek's 80 Million and Adrian Panek's Daas.

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