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Polish cinema in Paris with Kinopolska

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- Six features never previously released in France and a tribute to Roman Polanski on the programme of the event organized at Le Balzac cinema from November 19 to 24

Polish cinema in Paris with Kinopolska
Roman Polanski

Organized since 2008 by the Polish Institute of Paris with the backing of the Polish Film Institute (PISF), the Kinopolska festival launches its 6th edition today in Paris. Until November 24, Le Balzac cinema, situated right by the Champs-Elysées, will notably propose, in the presence of the directors, a competition of six feature films never released in France. Ida [+see also:
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by Pawel Pawlikowski particularly stands out (unveiled in Toronto, recently laureate of the Golden Lion in Gdynia and winner in London – to be released in France on February 12, 2014 via Memento).

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Also showcased: You are God byLeszek Dawid (Best Director Award last year in Gdynia and Prizes of the Public at the Eagles of Polish cinema 2013), Baby Blues by Kasia Roslaniec (Special Mention of the Generation14plus section of the Berlinale 2013), Yuma [+see also:
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by Piotr Mularuk (discovered in competition in Karlovy Vary), Loving [+see also:
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bySlawomir Fabicki (read the article – Special Mention this year in Gdynia) and Papusza [+see also:
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interview: Joanna Kos Krauze
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byJoanna Kos-Krauze (watch the video interview) and Krzysztof Krauze (Special Mention of the jury in Karlovy Vary).

The Kinopolska festival, which will close with In the Name Of [+see also:
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interview: Malgorzata Szumowska
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by Malgorzata Szumowska (one of the attractions of the competition in Berlin 2013 – to be released in France on January 1 by ZED), will pay tribute to Roman Polanski (whose last opus Venus in Fur [+see also:
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is already in theatres in Poland, France, Belgium, Italy and Portugal, and will come out this Thursday in Germany). The famous filmmaker is taking part in a meeting at the Sorbonne today and he will then present six of his films (including Knife in the Water which will open the festival) and he also selected, as part of an exceptional carte blanche, six classics of Polish cinema (including A Generation and Ashes and Diamonds by Andrzej Wajda and two features by Jerzy Kawalerowicz). It is finally worth mentioning that Kinopolska will present a selection of shorts by students from the film school of Lodz and a programme Carte Blanche to the Cinessonne Festival (news).

(Translated from Italian)

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