Gdynia Showcases Best of Poland’s Rejuvenated Film Biz

Gdynia Showcases Best of Poland's Rejuvenated

National fest characterized by diversity of movie-making styles and subjectmatter

GDYNIA — Poland’s leading national movie showcase, the Gdynia Film Festival, kicked off Monday with a screening of “Papusza,” Joanna Kos-Krauze and Krzysztof Krauze’s elegiac depiction of the life of Papusza, a Polish gypsy poet.

The opening ceremony was held in Gdynia’s Musical Theater, which has just been renovated and modernized. Polish cinema has also been rejuvenated, which is reflected in the lineup.

In his opening address, Michal Chacinski, artistic director of the festival, said that a few years ago Poland’s movie output had been dominated by gangster movies and historical dramas, but this year there are no discernable trends, and the lineup of new Polish films is marked by a diversity of styles and subject-matter.

“This is a time when everything is possible because we have such talented filmmakers and such able producers,” he told the audience, which included the leading lights of the Polish film biz. “We have a multitude of themes and subjects, and this is something we can be proud of.”

The Polish movie biz is in a buoyant mood, with Polish films regularly appearing in major fests around the world, and popular at home. “Polish audiences are falling in love with Polish cinema again,” Chacinski said.

The fest runs Sept. 9-14.

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Film News from Variety

Loading