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  • 21 June 2017

    The Polish Film Festival in London, Ontario it’s great opportunity to see some interesting Polish film productions. The Festival will be held from July 13th –July 27th, 2017 at the London Public Library.

    The PFF will open with “My Nikifor” by Krzysztof Krauze. On July 13th we will show a story of the final years of Nikifor Krynicki’s life, a famous Polish naïve artist (misunderstood, ridiculed, regarded as insane) and his friendship with the young painter Marian Włosiński.

     

    “The Red Spider” on Thursday, July 20th shows a story inspired by two characters: ‘The Red Spider’, a fictional crime literature serial killer and the real serial murderer named the Cracow’s Vampire. He was also one of the youngest killers ever and became a media celebrity in the 1960s.

     

    “Quo Vadis” it’s a movie based on the classic novel of Henryk Sienkiewicz, Polish writer and Nobel prize laureate.  It will be screened On Saturday, July 22. The action of the movie set in Ancient Rome, in the time of Nero’s prosecution of Christians. The movie tells the story of a Roman military commander, Marcus Vinicius, who falls in love with a devout Christian Lygia, and slowly becomes intrigued by her religion.

     

    The last film “The Righteous” will come on Thursday July 27th. It’s a touching story about Polish families saving abandoned Jewish child during the Second World War.

     

    Introduction and after screenings discussion will be led by Janina Falkowska, Professor Emeritus of Film Studies at Western University, also a professor at University of Economics and Humanities in Bielsko Biała, Poland.

     

    The films are subtitled and therefore available for the English speakers to watch. Polish Film Festival is free, no registration needed. The screenings are supported by the Consulate General of The Republic of Poland in Toronto. 

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