Skalny Center

For Polish and Central European Studies

Polish Film Festival 2017 - Part II

Events & Guests

Michał Rosa

A writer and director known for such works as Farba(1997), Silence (2001) and Scratch (2008), Rosa graduated from the Faculty of Architecture of the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice and from Television and Film Directing at the Faculty of Radio and Television at the University of Silesia in Katowice. Most recently he collaborated with Marcin Koszałka on Happiness of the World (2016), which was nominated for two awards at the Polish Film Festival and the Golden Frog at Camerimage. Alongside filmmaking, Rosa lectures at the Krzysztof Kieślowski Faculty of Radio and Television at the University of Silesia.

In person at the Grand Opening and after the screening of The Happiness of the World

Jan Kidawa – Błoński

Director, screenwriter, and film producer. A graduate of the Łódź Film School. He is a former head of the Polish Filmmakers Association (1990-1994) and of the Board of Directors of Independent Film and TV Producers Association (1991- 2001), and is a meber of the Polish ilm Academy. Born in Chorzów, Upper Silesia, Kidawa-Błoński often deals with Silesian themes, beginning with his debut “Three feet above the ground”. His later films, “Diary in a marble”, “Destined for the Blues” and his most recent one, “Stars”, are also set in Silesia. Winner of festival awards for “Three feet above the ground”, “Destines for blues”, “Little Rose”, and “In Hiding”. “Little Rose" (Różyczka) was shown at Rochester Polish Film Festival in 2010.

In person after the screening of Stars