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  • 29 August 2016

    The most prestigious North American film festival is coming back with an exciting Polish component. You cannot miss the world premiere of “Afterimage”, the latest film by the giant of cinema, Andrzej Wajda. We are proudly supporting Polish filmmakers attending the festival.

    TIFF is dedicated to presenting the best of international and Canadian cinema to film lovers. What began as the Festival of Festivals over 40 years ago, has become the world’s most important publicly attended film festival and grown to embrace programming 365 days a year. The 41 edition will bring to Toronto from September 8 to the 18, 2016 several hundred of  films from all around the world including Hollywood’s biggest and brightest stars.

    Here are the Polish productions and co-productions to be screened this year at TIFF:

     

    • "Afterimage" - the great Polish director Andrzej Wajda returns with this passionate biopic about avant-garde artist Wladyslaw Strzeminski (brilliantly played by Polish superstar Boguslaw Linda), who battled Stalinist orthodoxy and his own physical impairments to advance his progressive ideas about art.

     

     

    • "Marie Curie, The Courage of Knowledge" -  Polish actress Karolina Gruszka stars in this sweeping biography of the legendary, Nobel Prize–winning physicist and chemist, who courted controversy with both her challenging of France’s male-dominated academic establishment and her unconventional romantic life.

     

    • "Blindness" - Haunted by her ruthless past, a former high-ranking security officer in Poland’s communist government seeks an audience with the Primate of the Polish Catholic Church, in this compelling drama from Ryszard Bugajski (Interrogation).

     

    • "Romantik" - Stanislav has everything planned out perfectly. He begins by blindfolding his beloved Zosia for a mysterious and romantic journey to Paris. But Stanislav has forgotten about Murphy’s Law, and soon the dream weekend becomes a nightmare. Can love survive?

     

    • "Small Fry" - A car ride gets bumpier for an American teenager trying to bond with her dad while visiting him in Poland. This tightly controlled, consistently surprising two-hander by Toronto’s Eva Michon makes the most of a breakout turn by Lucia Santina Ribisi and a hard-rocking musical interlude.

     

     

    For more information and the official schedule of the festival visit TIFF’s website.

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