19th Polish Film Festival starts in Lithuania

The 19th Polish Film Festival started on Thursday in Vilnius. During the next ten days viewers will be able to see 13 new Polish movies in five different cities of Lithuania. A special part of the festival is dedicated to Kazimierz Kutz’s works.

The festival began with the screening of “Dolce Fine Giornata”, a movie by Jacek Borcuch starring Krystyna Janda who won the best actress award at the Sundance Film Festival.

The festival offers a variety of movies in different styles, created by both young and experienced movie directors. The audience will also meet Michał Rosa, the author of a new historical movie “Piłsudski”, and Jan Jakub Kolski, known for his latest film “Pardon”.

Screenings will also include the recent movie by Agnieszka Holland “Mr. Jones”, which was presented at the Berlin International Film Festival and received the Golden Lions award at the Gdynia Film Festival in northern Poland.

The festival also includes a special tribute to Kazimierz Kutz, a Polish film director, author, journalist, and politician, whose five films will be presented during the festival. Kazimierz Kutz died in December 2018 at the age of 89.

Last year’s edition brought around six thousand guests. “We can easily say that Polish cinema has become trendy in Lithuania” says Marcin Łapczyński, the director of the Polish Institute in Vilnius, the organiser of the event.

The 19th edition of the festival is taking place between October 3 and 13 in five Lithuanian cities: Vilnius, Kaunas, Marijampolė, Mažeikiai, and Šalčininkai.