Two Polish Film Shorts presented by Andrzej Munk Studios
Friday, November 22, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (EST)
New York, NY
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
ANDRZEJ MUNK STUDIO PRESENTS:
Mercy (2012, 18’) by Eliza Subotowicz
The Princess and the Wall (2012, 14’) by Małgorzata Kozera
These two shorts by young, award-winning Polish directors working within the Andrzej Munk Studio focus on the tension between tradition and modernity that still defines much of contemporary Poland. Boldly confronting the issues of religious faith (in Mercy) and cultural influences that shape children’s dreams (The Princess and the Wall), both shorts present a complex view of Polish reality and the young women who try to find their place within it.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with both directors, conducted by Sheila Skaff, film scholar from Columbia Univerity whose numerous publications include pioneering research on Polish film.
When & Where
Polish Filmmakers NYC
Polish Filmmakers NYC is focused on introducing New York audiences to the newest and best Polish artists in film. Since 2012, the organization has hosted regular and special screenings, including the New York premiere of Andrej Wadja's Walesa: Man of Hope and its special series in November 2013 - Different Ages, Different Voices: Polish Women in Film.