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 devoted to bringing the best in Polish cinema past and present to New York City audiences. Since 2012, the organization has hosted regular and special screenings, including the New York premiere of Andrej Wadja's Walesa: Man of Hope and our annual Polish Women in Film series.
The 2014 Polish Women in Film Series: New Voices, Ancient Echoes will be held from November 7th to 9th at the Tribeca Film Center. It will kick off with an invitation-only opening night at the Museum of Modern Art on November 6th.