ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The long-awaited POLISH FILM FESTIVAL SYDNEY returns this May and June with a strong line-up of critically acclaimed films, screening for the first time in two cinemas, Palace Norton Street in Leichardt and The Ritz Cinemas in Randwick. Get ready for smart comedies, gripping dramas, awe-inspiring biographies, a timeless classic, and a little treat for the young audience.
The 2022 programme brings two Australian premieres, showcasing new films from established directors alongside two feature debuts.
Commencing on Sunday 22 May with multi-award winning Polish-Irish comedy drama I NEVER CRY from the director of 2018 sensation “Silent Night”, we will travel to Dublin to follow the story of a rebellious teenager unexpectedly presented with a quick adulting lesson Capturing audiences at the San Sebastian Film Festival and many other festivals worldwide, the film also won over the audience in Western Australia winning Audience Choice at the 7th Polish Film Festival in Perth.
In an Australian premiere, we will screen Poland’s submission to the 94th Academy Awards and winner of the Premio Bisato d’Oro critics’ award for best picture at the 78th Venice International Film Festival. Based on the best-selling book, LEAVE NO TRACES.
Another highlight of the festival is the German-Polish co-production ADVENTURES OF MATHEMATICIAN, which tells the unknown true story about Polish mathematician Stanislaw Ulam, who at the end of World War II joined the Manhattan Project to help create the H‐bomb and later the first computer. It’s an emotional journey through the times when science lost its innocence and shaped the world we live in today.
All films screen with English subtitles. Full program is now on our website. Tickets to film screening at Palace Norton St available from 6 May.