This is the week of screenings of modern films from around the Visegrád Group region – the alliance of the four Central European states: Poland, Czechia, Hungary, and Slovakia.
The project is co-financed by the Governments of Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia through Visegrád Grants from International Visegrád Fund. The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for sustainable regional cooperation in Central Europe. To achieve this goal ‘Molodist’ KIFF organizes Visegrád cinema days in Kyiv and screens the films from Visegrád Group countries The film collection of the festival is made with the support from the Polish Film Institute, Slovak Film Institute, Czech Film Center, and the Hungarian National Film Fund.
November, 11, 19:00, Opening Ceremony
Dedicated to Independence Day of Poland and 100. Andrzej Munk Anniversary
Bad Luck (Poland, 1960, 92’)
The story is an odyssey of a little man through Poland of 1930 to 1950. It shows his attempts to cope with a changing world which seems to have no place for him. He has no consciousness of any kind but is always on the verge of turning into a more coherent human being, only to be slapped down.
12 November, 19:00
The Auschwitz Report (Slovakia, Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, 2021, dir. by Peter Bebjak, 94’)
Two prisoners in the Auschwitz concentration camp manage to escape with a document about the camp’s operation.
13 November, 15:40
Leave no Traces (Poland, 2021, dir. by Jan P. Matuszyński, 160’)
Jurek, the only witness to the state-sanctioned murder of high school student Grzegorz Przemyk, is targeted by the government during the 1980s era of martial law in Poland.
15 November, 19:00
Amateurs (Poland, 2020, dir. by Iwona Siekierzyńska, 95’)
The Bureau of Personal Belongings, a theatre that has been created by actors with disability, wins a chance to participate in a theatre festival with their new production. Great joy, great chance, great expectations. Krzysiek, the head of the theatre, and the actors are working on a new Greek Zorba performance, and thought it would be great to show it to the broader audience on a real stage. However, it turns out that the director of the theatre has certain conditions for the cooperation to happen.