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Warsaw Fest to Screen 22 World Preems

The lineup of the 29th Warsaw Film Festival, which runs Oct. 11-20, will include 22 world preems, 21 international preems and 22 European preems.

The program, which was unveiled today, includes 123 feature films and 84 shorts from 57 countries.

WFF is recognized by international producers org FIAPF as an international competitive film festival.

The list of guests includes Jia Zhangke, who won the helming prize at Cannes for “The Touch of Sin,” Uberto Pasolini, who won five awards in Venice for “Still Life,” Catherine Breillat and Rotterdam winner Mira Fornay (“My Dog Killer”). More than 100 filmmakers will present their films.

The new section Classics from Poland includes works by Kieslowski, Zanussi, Machulski and Krauze.

OPENING FILM
“Still Life,” Uberto Pasolini (U.K., Italy)

CLOSING FILM
Venus in Fur,” Roman Polanski (France, Poland)

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
“A Very Unsettled Summer,” Anca Damian (Romania, Czech Republic, Sweden, U.K.) World premiere.
Abuse of Weakness,” Catherine Breillat (France, Belgium, Germany)
“Concrete Night,” Pirjo Honkasalo (Finland, Sweden, Denmark)
“Ida,” Pawel Pawlikowski (Poland)
“In Hiding,” Jan Kidawa Blonski (Poland)
“Kids Return: The Reunion/Kids Return,” Hiroshi Shimizu (Japan)
“Like Never Before,” Zdenek Tyc (Czech Republic, Slovakia) World premiere.
“Love Is Blind,” Ilmar Raag (Estonia) World premiere.
“PAAT,” Amir Toodehroosta (Iran) World premiere.
“Paradise for the Damned,” Alejandro Montiel (Argentina) World premiere.
“Tangerines,” Zaza Urushadze (Estonia, Georgia) World premiere.
The Gambler,” Ignas Jonynas (Lithuania, Latvia)
“The Green Jacket,” Volodymyr Tykhyy (Ukraine)
Thirst,” Dmitri Tiurin (Russia)
“Trap Street,” Vivian Qu (China)

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