From October 21st to 27th film lovers in Tokyo will have a chance to familiarize themselves a little bit more with Polish cinema. Brilla Shorts Theater will host a screening of 22 short documentaries and animations, including documentary films by Krzysztof Kieślowski.

The Polish Film Week  programme consists of films made by a Polish documentary master, Krzysztof Kieślowski, as well as new films from the young generation of documentary and animation filmmakers, which have already gained recognition at various international festivals.

The audience of Brilla Shorts Theater, a cinema showing only short films, will see the most famous titles from Kieślowski's documentary work: "From the City of Lodz" (1969), "Refrain" (1972), "Hospital" (1976), "Night Porter's Point of View" (1977), "Seven Women of Different Ages" (1978) and "Talking Heads" (1980).

In the young cinema programme we can find students representing various film schools in Poland - Gdynia Film School, Wajda School, Polish National Film School in Łódź, Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, Warsaw Film School and University of the Arts Poznan,  as well as debuting filmmakers from Munk Studio and others. Those films have already been awarded at the prestigious festivals like: Sundance, IDFA or DOK Leipzig, or was either nominated for Oscars or shortlisted by the Academy. Among the presented films we will see following documentaries: „Object” by Paulina Skibińska, „Rogalik” by Paweł Ziemilski,   „Super Unit” by Teresa Czepiec, Oscar-nominated film „Our Curse” by Tomasz Śliwiński, „Seven Man of Different Ages” by Sławomir Witek, „The Visit” by Matej Bobrik and „Close Ties” by Zofia Kowalewska, who will visit Tokyo and meet with the audience, and animations: „Beach” by Paweł Prewencki, „Baths” by Tomasz Ducki, „Ab Ovo” by Anita Kwiatkowska-Naqvi, „Impossible Figures and Other Stories II” by Marta Pajek, „Fences” by Natalia Krawczuk, „Pussy” by Renata Gąsiorowska, „A Documentary Film” by Marcin Podolec, „The Incredibily Elastic Man” by Karolina Specht and "Domestication” by Sylwia Gaweł.

The organizers of Polish Film Week in Tokyo are Krakow Film Foundation together with Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia and Brilla Shorts Theater in Tokyo. The programme is a part of the "Polish Docs / Polish Animations Intercontinental" project supported by the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and Polish Film Institute.

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in a main picture: Close Ties by Zofia Kowalewska