Press Conference before the 44th Polish Film Festival

In Entertainment, Gdynia
Press conference before the 44th Polish Film Festival in Gdynia, photo: Karolina Ptaszynska/Tricity NewsPress conference before the 44th Polish Film Festival in Gdynia, photo: Karolina Ptaszynska/Tricity News

On September 9th, the Press Conference before the 44th Polish Film Festival took place in Gdynia Film Center. The president of Gdynia, Wojciech Szczurek, the Festival director, Leszek Kopeć, Jerzy Rados from Gdynia Film School and Łukasz L. U. C. Rostkowski, responsible for the music events during the Festival attended the Press Conference. They were talking about the schedule of the Festival, films, competitions and the venue of the event.

The Panorama of the Polish Cinematography

This year we are coming back to the out-of-competition section, in which there will be presented films that were not accepted for the Main Competition. In the Panorama of the Polish Cinematography you can find 11 films:

  • ‘Adwokat’ directed and produced by Piotr P. Gołębiowski (premiere, debut)
  • ‘Całe szczęście’ directed by Tomasz Konecki, producers: Tomasz Blachnicki and Anna Waśniewska-Gill
  • ‘Dariusz’ directed and produced by Jerzy Gruza (premiere) A SPECIAL SHOW
  • ‘Eastern’ directed by Piotr Adamski, producers: Jacek Bromski, Ewa Jastrzębska and Jerzy Kapuściński (debut)
  • ‘Fighter’ directed by Konrad Maximilian, producers: Małgorzata Domin and Dominika Mandla (debut)
  • ‘Na bank się uda’ directed by Szymon Jakubowski, producers: Tomasz Mandes and Ewa Lewandowska
  • ‘Nic nie ginie’ directed by Kalina Alabrudzińska, producer: Agata Golańska (debut)
  • ‘(Nie)znajomi’ directed by Tadeusz Śliwa, producers: Katarzyna Sarnowska, Kuba Kosma (premiere, debut)
  • ‘Sługi wojny’ directed by Mariusz Gawryś, producer: włodzimierz Niderhaus
  • ‘Władcy przygód. Stąd do Oblivio’ directed by Tomasz Szafrański, producers: Marcin Ksobiech, Paweł Jadczak
  • ‘Zgniłe uszy’ directed and produced by Piotr Dylewski (debut)


Polonica is next to the Main Competition, the oldest festival section. During the 44th Polish Film Festival 8 co-producers will present their work:

  • ‘When the trees are falling down’ (Ukraine, Poland, Macedonia, 2018) directed by Marysia Nikitiuk, producers: Dariusz Jabłoński, Izabela Wójcik, and Violetta Kamińska
  • ‘Captain’ (Germany, Poland, Portugal, France, 2017) directed by Robert Schwentke, co-producers: Piotr Dzięcioł, Ewa Puszczyńska
  • ‘Mercy’ (Greece, Poland, 2018) directed by Babis Makridis, producers: Klaudia Śmieja, Beata Rzeźniczek
  • ‘Dovlatov’ (Russia, Poland, Serbia, 2018) directed by Aleksiej German jr, producers: Dariusz Jabłoński, Violetta Kamińska, Izabela Wójcik
  • ‘The River’ (Kazakhstan, Poland, Norway, 2018) directed by Emir Baigazin, producers: PISF
  • ‘Ayka’ (China, Poland, Germany, Russia, Kazakhstan, 2018) directed by Sergei Dvortsevoy, producers: PISF
  • ‘High Life’ (Great Britian, Poland, France, Germany, USA, 2018) directed by Claire Denis, producers: PISF
  • ‘Penelope’ (Spain, Poland, 2017) directed by Eva Vila Purti, producer: Monika Derenda


During the Festival you will have an opportunity to see the greatest Polish films of all time about World War II: ‘Westerplatte’ directed by Stanisłąw Różewicz in 1967, ‘Lotna’ directed by Andrzej Wajda in 1959 and ‘ The Eagle’ directed by Leonard Buczkowski in 1958. These films will be shown in the auditorium of the Naval Museum in Gdynia.

Pure Classic. IN MEMORIAM

Presentation of digitalized Polish most important films is a very important section of the Festival. This year we will remember Zofia Czerwińska – one of the most distinguished actresses, directors: Jerzy Wójcik, Wiesław Zdort, and Witold Sobociński. Four films of those great artists who died recently will be shown during the event:

  • ‘Frantic’ directed by Roman Polański, photography: Witold Sobociński
  • ‘The Record of a Crime’ directed by Andrzej Trzos-Rastawiecki
  • ‘The Bear’ directed by Stanisław Bareja, feat. Zofia Czerwińska
  • ‘Mother Joanna of the Angels’ directed by Jerzy Kawalerowicz, photography: Jerzy Wójcik
  • ‘The Salt of the Black Ground’ directed by Kazimierz Kutz, photography: Jerzy Wójcik
  • ‘The Hearing’ directed by Ryszard Bugajski

Interwar Period Cinema

As usual, the organizers invite you to the Old Cinema, where films from the Interwar Period will be shown. There will be 4 films from the 1920s and 1930s and 3 trailers:

  • ‘Halka’ directed by Konstanty Meglicki, 1929
  • ‘Dziś mamy bal’ directed by Jerzy Zarzycki and Tadeusz Kowalski, 1932
  • ‘Dziewczyna szuka miłości’ directed by Romuald Gantkowski, 1937
  • ‘Ludzie Wisły’ directed by Aleksander Ford and Jerzy Zarzycki, 1938
    • ‘Dziewczyna szuka miłości’, ‘Będzie lepiej’ and ‘Jadzia’


You can buy tickets for single shows online from September 5th. Prices of the tickets:

  • Adult (Main Competition): 22zł
  • Child (Main Competition): 18zł
  • Short Films: 15zł

If you want to see the whole schedule and/or book tickets, click here.


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