WELCOME TO 2021 FESTIVAL!
The POLISH FILM FESTIVAL IN PERTH returns this spring with its 7th edition opening at Luna Leederville on Wednesday 29 September with an award winning comedy drama I NEVER CRY. Featuring a strong line-up of critically acclaimed movies, the festival will bring a hand-picked selection of the best Polish films of 2020 alongside some newest releases and all-time favourite Polish classic TEDDY BEAR (Miś) celebrating 40 years since its release.
The Festival opens with Polish-Irish comedy drama I NEVER CRY (Jak najdalej stąd) from the director of 2018 sensation “Silent Night” (PFFP opening night 2018). Set in modern Poland and Ireland it is a piercing story about a rebellious teenager unexpectedly presented with a quick adulting lesson. The film had its world premiere at the San Sebastián Film Festival in the 'new directors' section and went on to win awards in Cottbus and Dublin. Piotr Domalewski’s second feature film is a testimony to director's aptitude and a great eye for young talent starring outstanding Zofia Stafiej in the lead role.
An equally impressive performance comes from Alec Utgoff (“The Tourist”), in Poland’s critically acclaimed 2021 Academy Award submission NEVER GONNA SNOW AGAIN (Śniegu już nigdy nie będzie), as a mysterious Russian-speaking masseur from the East. The film from multi award-winning writer/director Małgorzata Szumowska and her long-time cinematographer Michał Englert first premiered in competition at the Venice Film Festival, winning Premio Fondazione Fai Persona Lavoro Ambiente Award and later screened around the world at major film festivals. It is an intriguing modern fable about an affluent gated community forever altered by the arrival of an enigmatic stranger who may - or may not - have powers of healing.
Another highlight of the festival is the German-Polish co-production ADVENTURES OF MATHEMATICIAN (Geniusze), telling the unknown true story of a Polish-born mathematician who moved to the US in the 1930s and joined the mysterious Manhattan Project helping create the hydrogen bomb and later the first computer. Based on the autobiography by Stan Ulam, it’s an emotional journey through the times when science lost its innocence and shaped the world we live in today.
Full program is now available at our website.
The 2021 Polish Film Festival in Perth is once again presented by Nicheliving. Our two major funding partners are Polish Film Institute and Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Sydney and Major Sponsor is Perth Vascular Clinic. For full list of Festival supporters visit OUR SPONSORS page.
All films screen only once, so don’t miss your chance and book your tickets early!
All films screen with English subtitles.