10 X 10 X 10 Retrospective ______________

In celebration of Kinoteka’s 10th ‘Birthday’, 10 world renowned British and Polish filmmakers have been invited to choose their personal favourite Polish films; marking 10 milestones of Polish Cinema, spanning fiction features and documentaries.

Miroslaw Bałka – Polish sculptor and filmmaker. His installation, How It Is (2009), was commission by the Tate Modern and presented in the Turbine Hall as part of the Unilever Series in 2009.
His film of choice is Kanał by Andrzej Wajda

Mike Leigh – Cannes’ Palme d’Or and BAFTA awards winner British director of Secrets and Lies, Vera Drake, Naked and many more films, which became canons of British cinema.
His film of choice is A Short Film About Killing by Krzysztof Kieslowski

Ken Loach – cult British director of Kes, My Name is Joe, Sweet Sixteen, winner of the Palme d’Or in Cannes for The Wind That Shakes the Barley.
His film of choice is Ashes and Diamonds by Andrzej Wajda

Michael Nyman – British composer and a filmmaker, the author of scores for many of Peter Greenaway’s films including The Draftsman Contract and Jane Campion’s The Piano.
His film of choice is Nothing by Dorota Kędzierzawska

Quay Brothers – London based authors of puppet animated films including based on Bruno Shultz’s novel The Street of Crocodiles
Their film of choice is Chips by Jerzy Kucia

Paweł Pawlikowski – BAFTA winning Polish-British director of My Summer of Love, Last Resort and many documentaries.
His film of choice is The Salt of Black Earth by Kazimierz Kutz

Nicolas Roeg - British cinematographer and film director of cult films including Walkabout and Don’t Look Now.
His film of choice is Knife in the Water by Roman Polański

Jerzy Skolimowski- ‘enfant terrible’ of Polish cinema, director of Hands Up! as well as made in Great Britain Moonlighting and Deep End
His film of choice is Olympics by Bogdan Dziworski

Andrzej Wajda Academy Award and Palme d’Or winning Polish director of Ashes and Diamonds, Man of Marble and over 40 other films.
His film of choice is Article Zero by Włodzimierz Borowik

Andrzej Żuławski – Born in Poland director of many controversial films including Possession, La Femme Publique, Diabel
His film of choice is Suicide Room by Jan Komasa

09 March - Friday

Friday 09 March / 6.20 pm / Riverside Studios

Ken Loach’s Favourite

10 March - Saturday

Saturday 10 March / 2.30 pm / Riverside Studios

Michael Nyman favourite

  • NOTHING (Nic)

    dir. Dorota Kędzierzawska / Poland / Drama / 1998 / 80 min

  • Quay Brothers favourite

  • CHIPS (Odpryski)

    dir. Jerzy Kucia / Poland / Animation / 1984 / 10 min.

11 March - Sunday

Sunday 11 March / 3.30 pm / Riverside Studios

Paweł Pawlikowski’s favourite

12 March - Monday

Monday 12 March / 7.00 pm / Riverside Studios

Nicolas Roeg favourite

13 March - Tuesday

Tuesday 13 March / 6.40 pm / Riverside Studios

Mike Leigh’s favourite

15 March - Thursday

Thursday 15 March / 8.30 pm / Prince Charles Cinema

Andrzej Żuławski’s favourite