Dangerous Men at the opening of the 38th Warsaw Film Festival

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– The annual gathering in the Polish capital features 156 films from 57 countries, as well as the Odessa-Warsaw Ukrainian Competition section

dangerous men by Maciej Kawalski

38e edition of the Warsaw Film Festival will take place in the Polish capital from October 14 to 23. The opening film is the Polish extravaganza dangerous men, set during the interwar period and featuring legendary Polish artists and intellectuals, such as painter Witkacy, anthropologist Bronisław Malinowski, and writers Tadeusz Boy-Żeleński and Joseph Conrad (born Józef Korzeniowski). Made by a newcomer Maciej Kawalski, dangerous men will celebrate its world premiere in Warsaw. On the program, many other titles presented for the first time: in particular 22 of the 88 feature films, in story and documentary competition.

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Besides the new Ukrainian Odesa-Warsaw Competition, the festival also offers its five regular competitive sections: the International Competition, the 1-2 Competition, the Documentary Film Competition, the Free Spirit Competition and the Short Film Competition. In the event’s international competition, 15 titles will compete for the awards. The world premieres are As the sun rises by Dito Tsintsadze (Georgia), Ademoka’s education by Adilkhan Yerjanov (Kazakhstan/France), The kiss by Bill August (Denmark), where nothing grows by Peter Zhiguo Zuo (China) and What’s left by Ran Huang (Finland/Hong Kong/UK).

There are also five international premieres in this section: shadow theater by Pierre Bebjak (Czech Republic/Slovakia), Rock.Paper.Grenada by Iryna Tsilyk (Ukraine), Mother [+see also:
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by Zornitsa Sophia (Bulgaria/Germany/Croatia), Light of Bethlehem by Jan Svěrák (Czech Republic/UK), may labor day [+see also:
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by Pjer Zalica (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and APAG by Brilliant Mendoza (Hong Kong/Philippines). Competitors in the international competition also include new normal by Jung Bum Shik (South Korea), Shreds by Beata Dzianowicz (Poland), January [+see also:
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by Viesturs Kairiss (Latvia/Lithuania/Poland) and Father by Anna Maliszewska (Poland/Ukraine).

In addition to this, the festival offers several events dedicated to professionals in the sector, including Warsaw-Next, a workshop for young Polish filmmakers, and Wajda School New Talents, a presentation of the projects developed at the institution during its fiction courses. -feature film and documentary. , as well as that of scriptwriting. The presentation will take place in Polish but will also include works by Belarusian filmmakers. Doc Lab Poland, a workshop for documentary filmmakers who have projects in different stages of production and post-production, will also take place in Warsaw, as well as a series of lectures accessible to the general public. For the 16e From time to time, the festival also hosts the FIPRESCI Warsaw Critics Project, dedicated to emerging film critics from Central and Eastern Europe.

There will also be two online events: Warsaw Screenings (a presentation of new Polish films to international film professionals) and Warsaw Works-in-Progress (a pitching session for a selection of works from Eastern Europe in Classes).

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