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Best of Polish cinema showcased in Gdynia

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- A particularly high level and very diverse themes for the 14 titles in competition this year

Best of Polish cinema showcased in Gdynia

Deciding who will win this year at the 38th Gdynia Polish Film Festival (September 9 – 14) won’t be easy for the jury presided by writer-screenwriter Janusz Glowacki because of the particularly high level of the competing titles. The films also offer a very wide range of themes and styles, as opposed to the previous years where the trend was more towards uniformity.  

The competition offers 14 features, including several previously rewarded in other festivals and signed by experienced filmmakers. Amongst them, Traffic Department [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Wojtek Smarzowski
film profile
]
 by Wojtek Smarzowski (see the video interview of the director in Karlovy Vary – selected at the next San Sebastian Film Festival in the Zabaltegi section) stands out, as well as Imagine [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Andrzej Jakimowski (read the review), Lasting [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Jacek Borcuch
film profile
]
 by Jacek Borcuch (Best Cinematography Award at Sundance), the competitor from Berlin In the Name of [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Malgorzata Szumowska
interview: Mateusz Kosciukiewicz
film profile
]
by Malgorzata Szumowska (read the interview of the producer Agnieszka Kurzydlo) and Papusza [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Joanna Kos Krauze
film profile
]
 by duo Joanna Kos-Krauze and Krzysztof Krauze (unveiled in competition in Karlovy Vary - read the review).

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Young directors will also be present, notably Kasia Roslaniec (Baby Blues [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
- Cristal Bear in the Generation 14plus section in Berlin – read the article), Tomasz Wasilewski (Floating Skyscrapers [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Tomasz Wasilewski
film profile
]
 – discovered in Tribeca and winner in the section East of the West in Karlovy Vary - read the review) and Bodo Kox (The Girl from the Wardrobe [+see also:
trailer
interview: Bodo Kox
film profile
]
 – read the interview of the director and the article).

The competition is completed by Ida [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Pawel Pawlikowski
interview: Pawel Pawlikowski
film profile
]
by Pawel PawlikowskiThe Closed Circuit [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 by Ryszard Bugajski (article), One Way Ticket to the Moon [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 by Jacek BromskiLife Feels Good [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 by Maciej Pieprzyca and Loving [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 by Slawomir Fabicki. (article).

(Translated from French)

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