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FEAST OF FIRE 
ŚWIĘTO OGNIA

 

 

OPENING NIGHT
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FEAST OF FIRE 

crime, drama I 2023 I Poland

SUNDAY 23/06/2024 4:30pm 

PALACE NORTON ST

 

 

Original Title:  ŚWIĘTO OGNIA

Duration:        94min

Language:        Polish with English subtitles

 

Director:  Kinga Dębska 

Cast:         Kinga Preis, Tomasz Sapryk, Karolina Gruszka, Paulina Pytlak, Joanna Drabik, Katarzyna Herman, Mariusz Bonaszewski

 

 

Celebrate the opening of the 2024 festival with a glass of wine from 4:30pm, followed by the film and light refreshments served in the cinema foyer after the screening. 

4:30pm - Arrivals I  5:00pm - Official opening & film screening I 6:45pm - Light refreshments 

 

From the director renowned for heart-warming comedy dramas like “Back Then”, and “These Daughters of Mine” comes another feel-good story, infused with a vibrant 'carpe diem' spirit'. Adapted from Jakub Małecki’s novel “Feast of Fire”, it seamlessly weaves together tales of hope and personal triumph of two sisters as they confront life’s intricate challenges.

An energetic and nonverbal 20-year-old Anastazja, with a love for comics and hot chocolate, observes the world from the vantage of her wheelchair. Her unwavering optimism stands in stark contrast to her sister Łucja, a promising ballet prodigy who wrestles with the limitations of her body as she prepares for the coveted ballet opportunity of her dreams. As they each confront their personal challenges, their lives are transformed by the arrival of their eccentric neighbour, Józefina, whose presence leads them to uncover a long-hidden family secret.

KINGA DĘBSKA

Kinga Dębska, director of box office hit These Daughters of Mine and Back Then was born on September 4, 1969 in Bialystok. She is a screenwriter and director of feature films and documentaries. She has a Master's degree in filmmaking from FAMU Film School in Prague and a Master in Japanology from Warsaw University. Before becoming a director she worked as a journalist. Her films have won awards at many film festivals. These Daughters of Mine (2015) was officially selected at Rome FF and won the Audience and Journalists Award at Gdynia FF. She is also the author of award-winning documentaries. Her documentary Actress (Aktorka) was awarded with a Golden Grape at the Lubuskie Film Summer. 

AWARDS AND ACCOLADES

WINNER: Best Debut Actor (Paulina Pytlak) I 48th Gdynia Film Festival I 2023

WINNER:  Best Supporting Actress (Kinga Preis) I 48th Gdynia Film Festival I 2023

WINNER: Award for Best Film, Best Director & Best Actress I Ekran - Toronto Polish Film Festival I 2023

WINNER: Audience Award I Polish Film Festival in Chicago I 2023

WINNER: Audience Award I Polish Film Festival in Austin I 2023

SPECIAL JURY MENTION: Beirut International Women Film Festival I 2023

NOMINATED:  Golden Lions for Best Film I 48th Gdynia Film Festival I 2023

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FESTIVAL DATES

 

 

Program Announced

1 June 2024 

 

Tickets on Sale
3 June 2024

 

Sydney Opening Night 

23 June 2024

Festival Dates

23 June - 21 July 2024

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