Skalny Center

For Polish and Central European Studies

Polish Film Festival 2018 - Part I

100th Anniversary of Poland's Regained Independence

To celebrate the hundredth anniversary of Poland's regained independence, the Polish Filmmakers Association is organizing a series of screenings of films with a historical theme. The screenings of these masterpieces of Polish cinema will be held throughout 2018 on four continents; Europe, North America, Asia and Australia.

The idea behind the project is to disseminate knowledge of Polish art and history in the international arena by presenting films of outstanding artistic quality. The films selected show various historical periods, from Poland under the Partitions in The Promised Land and Nights and Days, via the Second World War in The Pianist and the Warsaw Uprising in Warsaw 44, to the post-war fight against the communist authorities in Man of Marble. The works in question give an insight into Polish history from the viewpoint of several generations, ranging from Andrzej Wajda, now a classic figure of Polish cinema, to Jan Komasa, a representative of our youngest filmmakers.