Transitions: Recent Polish Cinema Will Take Place in September

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TRANSITIONS: RECENT POLISH CINEMA

September 9-15

Presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center in collaboration with the Polish Cultural Institute in New York and the Polish Film Institute in Warsaw, TRANSITIONS: RECENT POLISH CINEMA offers a provocative look at Poland today, courtesy of an exciting new wave of Polish filmmakers. The series is capped with a tandem of digitally restored classic films starring Polish acting legend Zbigniew Cybulski, widely regarded as “the Polish James Dean”.

Highlights include the recent Sundance selection, ALL THAT I LOVE by director Jacek Borcuch; appearances by director Jan Komas with his teen drama, SUICIDE ROOM on Friday, September 9; director Katarzyna Roslaniec with her film MALL GIRLS about young Polish women that trade sexual favors for “sponsorship” from men so they can buy the latest fashions on Saturday, September 10; Pawel Sala’s drama MOTHER TERESA OF CATS about two brothers that murder their cat-loving mother; and Anna Jadowska’s drama OUT OF LOVE about a married couple that makes an ill-fated choice to appear in a pornographic film together.

Films, Descriptions and Schedule

ALL THAT I LOVE (Wszystko, co kocham) (2009) 95min
Director: Jacek Borcuch
Amidst the Solidarity strikes and crackdowns of 1981, punk rock and hormones distract the son of a naval officer in Boyuch’s coming-of-age crowd-pleaser. The film was a selection at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

ALL THAT I LOVE screens at the Walter Reade Theater on Saturday, September 10 at 9:10PM and Thursday, September 15 at 7:30PM.

BLACK THURSDAY (Czarny czwartek) (2011) 100min
Director: Antoni Krausze
A stirring drama that recreates the brutally suppressed Gdynia shipyard strikes of 1970. The film chronicles the events that spiraled out from the senseless shooting of a man on his way to work.

BLACK THURSDAY screens at the Walter Reade Theater on Monday, September 12 at 8:10PM.

ERRATUM (2010) 89min
Director: Marek Lechki
Thirtysomething dad Michal is called back to his hometown and drawn into stories and lives from his past, in Lechki’s sensitively observed, lyrical debut.

ERRATUM screens at the Walter Reade Theater on Saturday, September 10 at 3:00PM and Monday, September 12 at 6:15PM.

MALL GIRLS (Galerianki) (2009) 70min
Director: Katarzyna Roslaniec
Rostaniec’s darkly devastating film, which spurred nationwide debates, follows teens who get the latest fashions by offering themselves to men known as “sponsors.”

MALL GIRLS screens at the Walter Reade Theater on Saturday, September 10 at 7:10PM and Sunday, September 11 at 6:15PM.

Director Katarzyna Roslaniec will attend the screening on Saturday, September 10 and participate in a post-screening Q&A.

MOTHER TERESA OF CATS (Matka Teresa od kotów) (2009) 90min
Director: Pawel Sala
Dysfunction turns to disaster when two brothers, aged 22 and 12, murder their cat-loving mother, in this sobering drama told through serial flashbacks and based on a true story.

MOTHER TERESA OF CATS screens at the Walter Reade Theater on Sunday, September 11 at 4:15PM and Wednesday, September 14 at 9:40PM.

OUT OF LOVE (Z miłości) (2011) 100min
Director: Anna Jadowska
The drama follows the ramifications resulting a young married couple’s decision to act in a porn movie—just once—because they desperately need the money. The experience opens up emotional and moral issues for the couple.

OUT OF LOVE screens at the Walter Reade Theater on Friday, September 9 at 9:30PM and Thursday, September 15 at 5:30PM.

SUICIDE ROOM (Sala samobójców) (2010) 110min
Director: Jan Komasa
After a high-school dare leads to humiliation, a rich teen spirals into an abyss of virtual online worlds, in Komasa’s coolly visualized tale of youth and oblivion.

SUICIDE ROOM screens at the Walter Reade Theater on Friday, September 9 at 6:45PM and Wednesday, September 14 at 5:30PM.

Director Jan Komas will attend the screening on Friday, September 9 and participate in a post-screening Q&A.

VENICE (Wenecja) (2010) 110min
Director: Jan Jakub Kolski
Re-creating the wonders of Venice in their basement, a boy and his family find a magic-realist escape from World War II in this visually striking film.

VENICE screens at the Walter Reade Theater on Sunday, September 11 at 2:00PM and Thursday, September 15 at 9:30PM.

Shorts Program 91min (total runtime)
Director: Various
A wide-ranging sample of fiction (WHISPER, TALK TO HIM, PUSSYCAT) documentary (RETURNS, INTERROGATION) and animated works (SWEITEZ, THE GALLERY, MILLHAVEN), many of them prize-winners at international film festivals.

Shorts Program screens at the Walter Reade Theater on Saturday, September 10 at 5:00PM.

Two with Cybulski

DIGITALLY RESTORED!

Regarded as the “Polish James Dean”, Zbigniew Cybulski stars in these two digitally restored Polish cinema classics.

GOODBYE UNTIL TOMORROW (Do widzenia do jutra) (1960) 80min
Director: Janusz Morgenstern
Cybulski shines as a charming actor in a traveling troupe who catches the eye of a fetching Frenchwoman. Scored by Krzysztof Komeda.

GOODBYE UNTIL TOMORROW screens at the Walter Reade Theater on Sunday, September 11 at 12:15PM.

NIGHT TRAIN (Pociag) (1959) 99min
Director: Jerzy Kawalerowicz
In this masterfully shot classic of postwar Polish cinema, a fateful train hosts a diverse mosaic of personalities—including a murderer. Cybulski stars as a spurned lover.

NIGHT TRAIN screens at the Walter Reade Theater on Friday, September 9 at 4:30PM and Wednesday, September 14 at 7:40PM.

Press Screening Schedule for TRANSITIONS: RECENT POLISH CINEMA

RSVP to John Wildman at jwildman@filmlinc.com

Screening Venue:
The Film Society of Lincoln Center – Walter Reade Theater
165 West 65 Street, between Broadway & Amsterdam (upper level)

Monday, August 29

10:00AM        MOTHER TERESA OF CATS (90min)

Tuesday, August 30

10:00AM        ALL THAT I LOVE (95min)

Public Screening Schedule for TRANSITIONS: RECENT POLISH CINEMA

Screening Venue:

The Film Society of Lincoln Center – Walter Reade Theater

165 West 65 Street, between Broadway & Amsterdam (upper level)

Friday, September 9

4:30PM          NIGHT TRAIN (99min)

6:45PM          SUICIDE ROOM (110min)

9:30PM          OUT OF LOVE (100min)

Saturday, September 10

3:00PM          ERRATUM  (89min)

5:00PM          Shorts Program (91min)

7:10PM          MALL GIRLS (70min)

9:10PM          ALL THAT I LOVE (95min)

Sunday, September 11

12:15PM        GOODBYE UNTIL TOMORROW (80min)

2:00PM          VENICE (110min)

4:15PM          MOTHER TERESA OF CATS (90min)

6:15PM          MALL GIRLS (70min)                                

Monday, September 12

6:15PM          ERRATUM (89min)

8:10PM          BLACK THURSDAY (100min)

Tuesday, September 13

**NO POLISH CINEMA SCREENINGS

Wednesday, September 14

5:30PM          SUICIDE ROOM (110min)

7:40PM          NIGHT TRAIN (99min)

9:40PM          MOTHER TERESA OF CATS (90min)

Thursday, September 15

5:30PM          OUT OF LOVE (100min)

7:30PM          ALL THAT I LOVE (95min)

9:30PM          VENICE (110min)

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