Culture News, 07/10/2017

Days of Polish Cinema Come to Kharkiv

On October 10-16, Kharkiv will enjoy Days of Polish Cinema for the 12th time. The program includes seven full-length Polish films, which received awards at prestigious international festivals.

The Days of Polish Cinema is a project of the Polish Institute in Kyiv; the festival includes the most interesting Polish movies of two recent years.

The week of Polish Cinema will start with the film about the creation of Michalina Wisłocka’s book “The Art of Love.” Also, the program will include a biographical drama dedicated to the outstanding Polish scientist Maria Sklodowska, romantic comedy “The Planet of the Lonely,” a thriller “The Red Spider,” a children’s film “Behind the Blue Door” and drama “The New World.”

Also, Kharkivites can watch an outstanding film debut “The Last Family,” which won the Grand Prix of the last year’s Molodist film festival.

“Each film has subtitles in Ukrainian, so they are available to everyone. Ukrainian viewers like Polish movies, perhaps,  because the actors’ play is always professional and the directors are talented or maybe because Ukrainian and Polish cultures are similar,” the organizers admit.

Films will be shown in the cinema 8 ½. Daily, showtime is at 7 p.m. and on October 14 – at 3 p.m.

The Days of Polish Cinema also will run in Odesa, Vinnytsa, Mariupol and Lutsk.

Text: Iryna Klymenko