“THE FLEDGELINGS” AND “THE HAMLET SYNDROME” IN LOCARNO
It's a beautiful tradition that Polish films have been featured at the prestigious Locarno festival for several years. This time, we will see two domestic documentaries in the La Semaine de la Critique section – The Hamlet Syndrome by Elwira Niewiera and Piotr Rosolowski and The Fledgelings by Lidia Duda.
The Locarno Film Festival is one of the oldest film festivals in the world, alongside the festivals in Cannes, Venice, and Karlovy Vary. Every year, celebrities, industry representatives and journalists from all over the world visit the festival. It's one of the most important events on the global festival map. This year's edition will be held from 4 to 14 August.
La Semaine de la Critique (International Critics' Week) is an independent section of the festival co-organised with the Swiss Film Critics' Association, held since 1990. Only seven films will be shown in the competition, including two Polish ones. Attendees will get the opportunity to see Piotr Rosołowski and Elwira Niewiera's documentary The Hamlet Syndrome, which was awarded in Kraków, and Lidia Duda's The Fledgelings.
You can find a list of all the films invited into the section here.