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Welcome to the 2019 Festival!
Set aside some time for a cinematic feast! The 5TH POLISH FILM FESTIVAL in Perth is almost here!
Polish Film Festival in Perth, the ambassador of Polish cinema in Western Australia, is proud to bring for the fifth time the very best of new Polish films to Perth.
What's in store? An exceptional program of award winning and highly anticipated Polish feature films of 2019 and 2018, including seven Australian Premieres and two West Australian Premieres!
The 5th Polish Film Festival in Perth presented by Nicheliving will kick off Sunday 16 June with the Australian premiere of
THE MESSENGER (Kurier) by Władysław Pasikowski - the newest action spy thriller inspired by true events. It tells the incredible story of a real-life superhero – the legendary Courier from Warsaw, Jan Nowak Jeziorański, a Polish spy whose lonely mission was to decide the fate of Poland and World War II. Pursued by hostile intelligence agencies, he carried top secret information between occupied Warsaw and London, where he met with British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. He travelled multiple times through German occupied Europe, narrowly escaping capture during missions thought impossible at the time.
The selection of the opening film commemorates the 75th anniversary of the outbreak of Warsaw Uprising, the most significant World War II resistance operation against Germany that commenced on 1 August 1944.
Another Festival highlight is the Australian Premiere of MR. JONES by the multiple Academy Award nominee Agnieszka Holland, bringing us the extraordinary untold story of Gareth Jones, an ambitious Welsh journalist who uncovered the appalling truth behind the Soviet “utopia” and Stalin’s regime, helping inspire George Orwell’s famous allegory "Animal Farm".
From the main competition of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival comes DOLCE FINE GIORNATA by Jacek Borcuch, which premiered at Sundance to great reviews and won the World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Acting for the iconic Polish actress Krystyna Janda. Set in Tuscany, it is a story about the clash of great creative intellect and femininity, personified by a free-spirited writer and recent Nobel Prize winner, Maria Linde, with the backdrop of eroding democracy in Europe.
Also screening at the Festival, ANOTHER DAY OF LIFE by Damian Nenow and Raúl de la Fuente - the animated masterpiece presented at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival and based on a book by one of the greatest journalists of the 20th century, Ryszard Kapuściński. It won, among others, Best Animation Award at the European Film Festival (European answer to Oscars).
The 2019 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. The 2019 event is also supported by two Major Sponsors: Perła and Perth Vascular Clinic. For full list of Festival supporters visit OUR SPONSORS page.
Most films screen only once, so don’t miss your chance and book your tickets early!
All films screen at Palace Cinema Paradiso in Northbridge either with English subtitles or in English.
THURSDAY 27 June 6:45pm
TUESDAY 25 June 6:45pm
SUNDAY 16 June 6:30pm
THURSDAY 20 June 6:45pm
TUESDAY 2 July 6:45pm
SUNDAY 23 June 6:30pm
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