CinePOLSKA Polish film festival starts on Wednesday, November 13, in Chișinău. Over the course of five days, at the Odeon cinema, starting at 19:00, the five newest Polish films that received awards at important international festivals will be screened. Entrance to all screenings is free of charge.
The festival debutes with the screening of the movie "Dolce fine giornata" (Słodki koniec dnia), directed by Jacek Borcuc. The film has received an award in 2019 at the American Sundance Festival. The next day, viewers will be able to watch the movie "Playing Hard", directed by Kinga Dębska. The film reflects the fate of three women of different ages, whose lives are destroyed by alcohol abuse.
The main hero of the comedy "Juliusz", a very nice art teacher, faces different problems. The film will be screened on Friday, November 15. Alone and dissatisfied with his work, the eccentric painter lives with his father. Everything takes a new turn when he meets a veterinarian. On Saturday evening, November 16, the movie "Clergy" directed by Wojciech Smarzowski will be screened for the first time in Moldova. The movie was a historic box office hit in Poland. The movie presents the destinies of three priests and has stirred up much controversy.
CinePOLSKA festival will end on Sunday, November 17, with the screening of the movie "Escape", directed by Agnieszkai Smoczyńska.
Asked by IPN, Mirela Lazar, project coordinator at the Polish Institute in București and organizer of the Festival, has said that the movies screened this year are not united by a common theme. The five most interesting Polish films, award-winners at festivals in Poland and abroad, have been chosen. According to Mirela Lazar, this year's edition brings to the forefront universal topics. The organizers expect the film screenings to please the public and hope that the Festival will continue next year.
The organizers of CinePOLSKA Polish Film Festival, which takes place in Romania and in the Republic of Moldova, are the Polish Institute in București and the Polish Film Association. Their Moldovan partners are the Moldova Film Studio, the Odeon Cinema and the Polish Embassy in the Republic of Moldova.