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LES ARCS 2018

Les Arcs Film Festival organises a Focus on Poland

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- This year, the French event is taking a closer look at recent Polish films and upcoming projects

Les Arcs Film Festival organises a Focus on Poland
Mug by Małgorzata Szumowska

In the snowy but cosy ski resort of Les Arcs, where the namesake Les Arcs Film Festival is set to unspool from 15-22 December, the audience and industry professionals will be presented with the highlights of recent Polish film output and be given a sneak peek into the country’s cinematic future. Mug [+see also:
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interview: Małgorzata Szumowska
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by Małgorzata Szumowska will compete in the Official Competition, while III by Marta Pajek will be duking it out for a trophy in the Official Competition for Short Films.

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A sidebar called Focus Poland will offer a broader overview of the most interesting titles produced by the country that have been travelling the world during the last few festival seasons: Another Day of Life [+see also:
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interview: Raul de la Fuente
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by Raúl de la Fuente and Damian Nenow, Ida [+see also:
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interview: Pawel Pawlikowski
interview: Pawel Pawlikowski
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by Paweł Pawlikowski, Spoor [+see also:
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interview: Agnieszka Holland
interview: Zofia Wichlacz
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by Agnieszka Holland and Kasia Adamik, Floating Skyscrapers [+see also:
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interview: Tomasz Wasilewski
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by Tomasz Wasilewski, Loving Vincent [+see also:
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interview: Dorota Kobiela
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by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman, Tower. A Bright Day [+see also:
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interview: Jagoda Szelc
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by Jagoda Szelc, Fugue [+see also:
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interview: Agnieszka Smoczyńska
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by Agnieszka Smoczyńska, Over the Limit [+see also:
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by Marta Prus, Traffic Department [+see also:
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interview: Wojtek Smarzowski
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by Wojciech Smarzowski, Gods [+see also:
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by Łukasz Palkowski, Silent Night [+see also:
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interview: Dawid Ogrodnik
interview: Piotr Domalewski
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by Piotr Domalewski and Wild Roses [+see also:
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interview: Anna Jadowska
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by Anna Jadowska. Additionally, six short films from the Łódź Film School will be screened as well, in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the famous Polish academy from which big names such as Roman Polański and Andrzej Wajda have graduated. The titles include: Bless You! by Paulina Ziółkowska, How To Become a Pope? by Justyna Mytnik, Two Men and a Wardrobe by Roman Polański, Dreaming of Warsaw by Mateusz Czuchnowski, The Office by Krzysztof Kieślowski, Echo by Magnus von Horn and Tremors by Dawid Bodzak.

A slew of upcoming projects will be pitched and presented during the industry events: I Never Cry by Piotr Domalewski, Illusion by Marta Minorowicz, Other People by Aleksandra Terpińska and The Delicate Balance of Terror by Jagoda Szelc are part of the Coproduction Village, while Interior by Marek Lechki has been selected for Work in Progress.

And there will be even more Polish elements included in the Les Arcs programme: Clergy [+see also:
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interview: Wojciech Smarzowski
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by Wojciech Smarzowski, which has now exceeded five million admissions, will be screened in the Playtime section and Dawid Bodzak has been invited to the Talent Village. Cold War [+see also:
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Q&A: Pawel Pawlikowski
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by Paweł Pawlikowski will be the subject of an international co-production case study, while the film’s DoP, Łukasz Żal, is serving as a member of the Official Competition Jury. Furthermore, the conversation about potential cooperation with Polish producers will most probably touch on the 30% cash rebate, which the country is introducing in 2019. On 13 December, the Polish president signed the financial incentives bill, and the exact date when the scheme will be introduced is to be announced soon.

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