Polish Movies in English in Kika Cinema
Friday, June 21, 2019 - Thursday, August 1, 2019
Kika Cinema has a treat for English-speaking audiences: a selection of Polish films with English subtitles.
19:00 Dolce Fine Giornata
dir. Jacek Borcuch, Poland 2019, 100’
A woman's stable family life begins to fall apart as she develops a relationship with a young immigrant.
28 June- 4 July
dir. Agnieszka Smoczyńska, Poland 2018, 100’
Alicja suffers from memory loss and has rebuilt her own free spirited way of life. Two years later, she returns to her former family to assume against her will her role as wife, mother and daughter. Her estranged husband and son do not recognize this woman who looks familiar and yet behaves like a stranger. Feelings of alienation, love and revelations rekindle her interior flame
19:00 7 Emotiones
dir. Marek Koterski, Poland 2018, 116’
Fear, anger, sadness, joy, disgust, envy, shame. Adaś Miauczyński goes back to his childhood days when, like most of us, he used to find it problematic to name the emotions that accompanied him. To improve the quality of his adult life, he decides to return to that time – which proves not so carefree after all – to learn how to experience the seven basic emotions. This extremely unpredictable journey into the past features an abundance of hilarious, even comical, situations but is also filled with lots of touching moments and food for thought.
19:00 Dark, Almost Night
dir. Borys Lankosz, Poland 2019, 114’
When Walbrzych experiences a series of mysterious child kidnappings, Alicja Tabor, a journalist, shows up in town. After years of absence she returns home to meet families of the missing children and solve a mystery which puzzles even the police. During her investigation, Alicja picks up a trail of dramatic events which started decades earlier. In her quest for truth, she faces a new threat as well as the one she had been running away from here entire adult life – the shocking secrets of her family and her own childhood. As the story progresses, the dark criminal scheme binds everything together: the child disappearances, the war-tainted past, the legend of a lost treasure and even Alicja’s fate, who during her journey faces pure evil, but also finds allies standing on the side of good
19:00 Cold War
dir. Paweł Pawlikowski, Poland 2018, 89’
Film z angielskimi napisami | With English subtitles
A passionate love story between two people of different backgrounds and temperaments, who are fatally mismatched and yet fatefully condemned to each other. Set against the background of the Cold War in the 1950s in Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris, the film depicts an impossible love story in impossible times.
16 July- 1 August
19:00 The Massenger
dir. Władysław Pasikowski, Poland 2019, 114’
Inspired by the true story of Jan Nowak-Jeziorański, an emissary working for the underground Polish Home Army during World War II. It’s July 1944 and the Home Army Headquarters is in the final stages of secret talks whether or not to start a military uprising. Jan Nowak is entrusted with a dangerous mission to travel from London to German-occupied Warsaw to deliver information crucial to the Home Army’s final decision. Delayed by a series of unforeseen events and with the Gestapo trying to intercept him at all costs, he must reach the Polish Commanders before the irreversible decision is made without him completing his mission. A mission that might alter the fate of Poland and World War II.
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