Film Festival opens in Gdynia

The 44th edition of the Gdynia Film Festival has begun in the northern Polish city.

There will be 19 Polish films competing for the festival’s main prize, the Golden Lion. In addition to the screenings, meetings with filmmakers, debates and concerts will be held.

The films in the competition include Mr. Jones, by Agnieszka Holland, Dark, Almost Night by Borys Lankosz, The Black Mercedes by Janusz Majewski and Corpus Christi by Jan Komasa. The latter has been nominated for an Academy Award, in the best international feature film.

Polish director, screenwriter and producer Krzysztof Zanussi will be awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award. His movies won the Golden Lion at the festival twice.

The Gdynia Film Festival is the most prominent film festival held in Poland.