The First Annual Polish Film Festival of Miami (15 Nov 2018)

Thu Nov 15, 2018

Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, South Beach.

LAST FAMILY
(Ostatnia Rodzina)
2018 · Directed by Jan P. Matuszynski

– feature film directorial debut of Jan. P. Matuszynski the film is based on the bizarre true story of the cult Polish painter Zdzisław Beksiński. He never believed that family life would always be sunshine and rainbows. As he tapes everything with his beloved camcorder, the 28-year Beksiński saga unfolds through paintings, near-death experiences, dance music trends and funerals. Andrzej Seweryn masterfully portrays the artist Beksinski.

FRI, NOV 16, 7p: LUXUS. SIMPLE STORY

FRI, NOV 16, 9p & SAT, NOV 17, 7pm
COLD WAR
2018 · Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski

Cold War (Zimna wojna) – a 2018 Polish drama directed by Paweł Pawlikowski that competed for the Palme d’Or at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. At Cannes, Pawlikowski won the award for Best Director.

It also received the Golden Lions Award at the 43rd Gdynia Film Festival. It was selected as the Polish entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards. The film is loosely inspired by Pawlikowski’s parents’ lives. It’s a sad, chilly, sexy and passionate love story between two people, Victor and Zula, of different backgrounds and temperaments. Set in communist-era Poland in the 50s, the story unfolds in Paris, Berlin and Yugoslavia. Exquisitely shot in black and white by cinematographer Łukasz Żal and brilliantly choreographed by Pawlikowski. Zimna Wojna is a masterpiece.

SAT, NOV 17, 4pm
PROMISED LAND
1974 · Directed by Andrzej Wajda

‘Promised Land’ (Ziemia Obiecana) directed by the late Andrzej Wajda,  depicts the raw, real, uncivilised reality of capitalism, as if being an emanation of the animal nature of man. The business world in Łódź is so open and natural in its wickedness, that paradoxically, it seems like the world has not come into contact with ethical standards, a world without sin. Only one streak of light illuminates this dark area, the friendship linking a Pole, a Jew and a German. The friendship and solidarity is a challenge to the wolf herd.-Konrad Eberhardt, Kino, 1974

FREE EVENT. RSVP Required. Limited Seating

THU, NOV 15- SAT NOV 17:

Polish Film Festival of Miami

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