The Poland Film Festival in Tokyo has already become a fixed point in the calendar of annual film events taking place in Japan’s capital. The Festival, whose 7th edition will be held in November 2018, every autumn treats the Japanese audience to a showcase of the most outstanding works of Polish cinema.
In 2018, the Festival’s programme commemorates the 100th anniversary of the restoration of Poland’s sovereignty and presents masterpieces from various ages. It further makes a feature of Walerian Borowczyk, one of the Polish directors endowed with peerless sensitivity, the works of Polish female directors rising in fame in the world in recent years, and the programme Polish Cinema Now!introducing some of the latest works from Poland.
2018 also marks the 80th anniversary of the director of the Festival, Jerzy Skolimowski, as well as the 85th anniversary of Roman Polański. The screenings of their films will be accompanied by Skolimowski’s commentaries.
During the two-week event, the audience will enjoy the world of Polish films that evolved through the country’s history and continues to pursue its way.
The Opening of the Poland Film Festival
Maria Żurawska, Head of the Polish Institute in Tokyo
Jerzy Skolimowski, Director, The Polish Film Festival
(Each film screening followed by a talk)
Speaker: Koichi Kuyama (The Polish Institute in Tokyo)
Full programme of the Festival (in Japanese) available at: www.polandfilmfes.com
The project is co-organised by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute operating under the Culture.pl brand as part of POLSKA 100, the international cultural programme accompanying the centenary of Poland regaining independence.
Financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland as part of the multi-annual programme NIEPODLEGŁA 2017-2022.
Source: press release, compiled by AW, Nov 2018