Following the huge success of the first US retrospective of Andrzej Żuławski in 2012, BAMcinématek, the Polish Cultural Institute New York, and the Polish Film Institute present this five-day series showcasing the country’s best new films. Featuring selections from this year’s Gdynia Film Festival, Poland’s largest annual film showcase, the series highlights a new generation of directors coming of age and the remarkable rejuvenation Polish cinema has undergone in recent years.
Andrzej Wajda’s breathlessly paced biopic about the Polish national hero.
A disturbing secret wrenches young lovers apart in this sensuously shot drama.
This bold drama about a swimmer is an intimate chronicle of the coming-out experience.
A teacher’s unconventional methods shake things up at a Lisbon school for the blind.
This gorgeously lensed drama confronts the haunting legacy of the Holocaust.
This gripping thriller is a crackling portrait of corruption in post-Communist Poland.
A moving account of the rich and romantic inner life of a man born with cerebral palsy.
A 30-something couple’s comfortable existence is shattered in this stark, intense tragedy.
This elegiac biopic recounts the tragic life of pioneering Roma poet Bronislawa Wajs.