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Free: New Generation of Polish Filmmakers, Nov. 16-17
Opening Night of the New Generation of Polish Filmmakers at the Tribeca Film Center on Nov. 15 is sold out, thanks in large measure to NYWIFT member support.

Tickets are still available for FREE screenings on Nov 16-17. Register here.

Fifteen short films, two full-length features, and one special classic vintage film will screen, including:
  • Three women-directed films: Hanoi-Warsaw, Aria Diva, A Piece of Summer (see below).
  • The debut feature Fear of Falling by Director Bartosz Konopka, who received a an Oscar nomination for his documentary short Rabbit à la Berlin.
  • Drawn from Memory by Director Marcin Bortkiewicz, a Director’s Fortnight Official Selection at Cannes 2012. 
  • A special screening of Andrzej Munk’s classic last work, Passenger.
The screenings were organized by NYWIFT member Agata Drogowska, who partnered with Munk Studio that focuses on directorial debut films as part of the Polish Filmmakers Association. 

Women directors at the screenings:

Friday, Nov. 16, 7 pm 
Hanoi-Warsaw (Hanoi-Warszawa)
Dir. Katarzyna Klimkiewicz
2010, 30 minutes
A young Vietnamese woman finds her way into Poland through the green border. Now she just has to reach Warsaw. Her fiancée is waiting for her there, as is a better life and the fulfillment of all her dreams. Her journey through Poland is hell, full of violence and humiliation. The young girl escapes her traffickers and despite not knowing the language, nor having a penny on her, she attempts to reach the capital.

Saturday, Nov. 17, 3 pm 
Aria Diva
Dir. Agnieszka Smoczyńska
2006, 38 minutes
Thirty-year-old Basia runs her household and raises her two sons together with her loving husband. It seems to her that she leads a settled life and has everything she needs to be happy. It is apparently so until the moment an opera diva moves into an apartment above hers and starts to seduce Basia with her voice.

Saturday, Nov. 17,  4:30 pm 
Piece of Summer (Kawałek lata)
Dir. Marta Minorowicz
2010, 18 minutes
In the last days of the summer holiday, a grandfather who works in the Bieszczady Mountains, awaits the arrival of his grandson. Surrounded by nature, they try to reach understand each other. The camera keenly observes, with slow and subtle pacing, their developing relationship with one another and the world that envelops them. Minorowicz will hold a Q&A with the audience after the film.

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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts