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The annual KINOTEKA Polish Film Festival returns for a special 10th anniversary programme, bringing together the best of Polish Cinema from the past year. We invite you to come and join the party with a selection of cinematic goodies, from the internationally acclaimed titles and exciting collaborations with visual artists and musical icons.

KINOTEKA will open with a preview screening of stunning Malgorzata Szumowska’s Elles, starring Juliette Binoche at Curzon Soho on the 8th of March. New Polish Cinema will bring together a selection of the best award winning features and shorts including, Courage starring Robert Więckiewicz, Fear of Falling, a new film from the Oscar nominated Rabbit a la Berlin director, Bartek Konopka or Jana Komasa’s Suicide Room. The latest Oscar nominated Agnieszka Holland’s In Darkness will have a Gala preview screening before its general release in UK cinemas on 16 March.

The Mill & The Cross, a unique digital film tapestry woven together by widely reputed Polish visual artist and writer, Lech Majewski will have it’s UK Premiere at the National Gallery in London. The Tate Modern will be home to Anna Polska’s video arts screenings and an exhibition of unique film posters from the revered Krzysztof Kieślowski’s Decalogue will be on display at the Riverside Studios and Barbican Centre.

To celebrate KINOTEKA’s 10th Birthday Polish Cultural Institute in London have asked 10 world renowned British and Polish filmmakers including Andrzej Wajda, Paweł Pawlikowski, Ken Loach and Nicolas Roeg to choose their personal favourite Polish films which will be screened at the 10 years, 10 directors, 10 films Retrospective.

Continuing the festive celebrations, Second Run DVD will be releasing ten Polish films on DVDs starting with a launch of their Special Edition Polish Cinema Classics 4-DVD Box Set - a collection of newly restored Polish classics released for the first time in the UK.

Together with the UK Jewish Film we will present Torn, a unique documentary about the Jewish Catholic priest Romuald Jakub Weksel – Waszkiner, who will be present as a special guest at the screening.

For Kinoteka Closing Night Gala we are bringing critically acclaimed Krzysztof Penderecki in concert. Making his first Barbican appearance in over 12 years, the iconic avant-garde classical composer, Krzysztof Penderecki returns to the London stage for an outstanding collaboration, featuring music by both Penderecki and Radiohead guitarist and radical innovator Jonny Greenwood. The concert will be accompanied by a striking contemporary video and lighting set design.

Alongside London’s screenings KINOTEKA will bring the best of Polish films to the Filmhouse in Edinburgh and Queen’s Film Theatre in Belfast audiences. We hope you will enjoy all the events we have planned for you and we look forward to seeing you there.

Roland Chojnacki, Director, Polish Cultural Institute
Marlena Lukasiak, Programmer and Producer, KINOTEKA Polish Film Festival



Roland Chojnacki
Polish Cultural Institute Director

Marlena Łukasiak
Kinoteka Programmer and Producer

Anna Godlewska
Polish Cultural Institute Deputy Director,
Agnieszka Polska Screening Coordinator

Agnieszka Ciepłucha-Saltore
Kinoteka Guest Coordinator

Dariusz Tomaszewski

Karolina Kołodziej
PR Coordinator

Magda Raczyńska
Literary Support

Paweł Kamiński
Music Coordinator

Paulina Latham
Film Posters Exhibition Coordinator
Events Coordinator


POSTER DESIGN: Michal Batory


PR: Sarah Wilby Creative Publicity