Polish evening during the Brussels Film Festival
This year Brussels Film Festival blows out its 13th candle. From 5 until 12 June, BRFF honours the European cinema through screenings of 70 short and feature films (selected from more than 800 films), discussions, meetings, lectures, master classes and its (already famous) outdoor sessions.
Four polish movies to see or rediscover in Flagey!
The first two will be presented in the original language with subtitles in three languages (FR, NL and EN) as part of the POLISH EVENING:
>>> Body by Małgorzata Szumowska (in competition) > Sunday 7 June > 19h > Studio 4 (find out more)
>>> Kebab & Horoscope by Grzegorz Jaroszuk > Sunday 7 June > 21:30 > Studio 4 (find out more)
THE SPECIAL GUESTS OF THE EVENING WILL BE BARBARA KURZAJ (actress from Kebab & Horoscope), JUSTYNA SUWAŁA (actress from Body) and DAVID NICKEL, the personnal assistant of Małgorzata SZUMOWSKA
Organizators of the evening: Permanent Representation of the Republic of Poland to the European Union, Polish Institute
The third one is presented in a session dedicated to active seniors :
>>> Elles, by Małgorzata Szumowska (Special screening) > Thursday 11 June > 14h30 > Studio 5 (find out more)
The fourth screening is scheduled for the visually impaired (audio description) :
>>> Ida, by Pawel Pawlikowski > Friday 12 June > 17h30 > Studio 5 (find out more)
All the screening are held in Flagey:
+++ Informations pratiques
BODY (Poland, 2015, 90′, OV PL w/ FR/NL/EN undertitles)
Director: Małgorzata Szymowska
Casting: Janusz Gajos, Maja Ostaszewska, Justyna Suwała
Janusz isn’t easily shocked by the things he sees. As a forensic scientist, he has been confronted with mutilated bodies all the time. But, when his own anorexic daughter shows some suicidal behaviours, he doesn’t know what to do. He decided to take her to the hospital. Apparently a drama movie, Body is going to surprise you with his black humour. You’ll meet ghosts, spiritualism sessions that turn into farce, dead people that stand up… Malgorzata Szumowska, to whom we owe also Elles, with Juliette Binoche (programmed at the Festival as well), delivers an original, stimulating and unpredictable film.
>>> Sunday 7 June | 19h00 | Studio 4 | buy the ticket online
Director: Grzegorz Jaroszuk
Casting: Bartłomiej Topa, Piotr Żurawski, Tomasz Schuchardt, Justyna Wasilewska, Barbara Kurzaj, Andrzej Zieliński, Dorota Kolak
Kebab just quit his job in a fast-food because the horoscope of his favourite magazine incited him to do so. By chance he meets Horoscope, the writer of the compelling prediction. Together they will form an absurd duo of self-declared marketing experts. Their goal: bringing a carpet store back to life. To achieve this ambition, the two colleagues get together with a bunch of no-hopers with whom it won’t be so easy to work. If you are a black comedy fan, don’t miss this movie that brings Aki Kaurismaki’s and Roy Andersson’s atmospheres to mind.
>>> Sunday 7 June | 21h30 | Studio 4 | buy the ticket online
ELLES (France/Poland/Germany, 2011, 96′, OV FR/PL)
Director: Małgorzata Szumowska
Casting: Juliette Binoche, Anaïs Demoustier, Joanna Kulig, Louis-Do de Lencquesaing, Krystyna Janda, Anderzej Chyra, Ali Marhyar
Juliette Binoche who stars as a journalist researching an article on student prostitution for the French edition of ELLE magazine, finds herself drawn to two young women. The stories these seemingly well-adjusted girls share force the middle-aged writer to examine her own life and family. Szumowska places female sexuality, in all its complexity, under a microscope, turningElles into a must-see film from a director whose talent has finally flourished in full bloom.
+++ Thursday 11 June | 14h30 | Studio 5 | Buy tickets online
IDA (Poland, 2014, 80′, OV PL w/ FR audiodescription)
Director: Paweł Pawlikowski
Casting: Agata Kulesza, Joanna Kulig, Dawid Ogrodnik, Adam Szyszkowski,Agata Trzebuchowska
Poland, 1962. Before taking her vows, a young orphan raised in a convent leaves on a voyage of discovery to find out what happened to her family under the Nazi occupation. She is helped by her aunt, a communist judge and the only surviving member of the family.
IDA has already been garlanded with several international prizes, including Best Film at the London Festival and the Warsaw Festival, as well as the Critics’ Prize at the Toronto Film Festival. It was on our screens across the country on 12 February… the movie has be screened for 18 weeks in a raw.
+++ Friday 12 June | 17h30 | Studio 5 | Buy tickets online
>>> Flagey (Place Sainte-Croix, 1050 Brussels) – see map
_____Friday 7 June 2015 – 19h00: Body | 20h30: cocktail | 21h30: Kebab & Horoskop
_____Thursday 11 June 2015 – 14h30 : Elles
_____Friday 12 June 2015 – 17h30 : Ida
>>> €10 (Polish night = 2 films + cocktail)
>>> €7,5 (1 film) | €6,5 (-26, 60+, the disabled, job seekers)