Here are some photos from last Thursday's screening of "The Promised Land", the last screening in this season. Thank you all for the amazing time we spent together exploring polish culture and history. We look forward to the next season and hope to see you again this fall! 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less
Don't forget! Tomorrow's evening in Kino Muranów spend with the director of "The Promised Land" Andrzej Wajda and it's stars Daniel Olbrychski and Andrzej Seweryn, one of the biggest cult figures in polish cinema!
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This Thursday in Kino Muranów you'll have a chance to see a new version of one of the greatest accomplishments of Polish cinema - "The Promised Land"! As the director Andrzej Wajda said: "I took a new look at this film. For years, the rhythm and momentum of 'Promised Land' was praised (by audiences and critics alike), but today it seems to me to be insufficient, so I re-edited the film, significantly shortening it. The soundtrack also had to be subjected to a wide-ranging treatment, due to new technical possibilities of today's cinemas. I added a scene in which Łódź bankers and actuaries - people from very different backgrounds - made music together. Heroes who think only about money and set their eyes on tariffs and business deals, meet to play together a quartet by Mendelssohn and Schumann. It's not only surprising, it makes for a more paradoxical and deeper film."
"The Promised Land" A screen adaptation of a Nobel prize winning novel by Władysław Reymont. The great acting of Daniel Olbrychski, Wojciech Pszoniak and Andrzej Seweryn, the unforgettable music by Wojciech Kilar and dynamic shots by Witold Sobociński and Edward Kłosiński. Work by Andrzej Wajda nominated for an Oscar. Last year chosen the best Polish film in history in the Lodz Museum of Cinematography vote.
This should be enough to encourage you to take part in our nice and easy contest and win free tickets to see one of the greatest accomplishments of Polish cinema! 🙂
About film: A screen adaptation of a Nobel prize winning novel by Władysław Reymont that focuses on the topic of “money making”. In Łodź, in the end of 19th century a Pole, a German and a Jew open together a factory, using their different backgrounds as an advantage against their competition. Will their friendship survive this success? The great acting of Daniel Olbrychski, Wojciech Pszoniak and Andrzej Seweryn, the unforgettable music by Wojciech Kilar and dynamic shots by Witold Sobociński and Edward Kłosiński, contribute to the legend of “The Promised Land”. Nominated for an Oscar, this work by Andrzej Wajda is to this day one of the greatest accomplishments of Polish cinema – hailed a masterpiece by Martin Scorsese, last year it was chosen the best Polish film in history in the Łodź Museum of Cinematography vote.
ABOUT POLISH CINEMA FOR BEGINNERS: This season – titled Polish Cities – will look closely at the landscapes, history and uniqueness of Polish cities.
Our film journey we will start from visiting modern Warsaw, captured by Jerzy Skolimowski in his intriguing “11 minutes”. Polish cinema rarely goes to Lublin but we will drop it a visit in “Carte Blanche”, a moving film by Jacek Lusiński, starring Andrzej Chyra. After that we will show Wroclaw in the 50’s in “Noose”, a Polish film school classic by Wojciech Jerzy Has. Finally one of the most talked about (and most expensive) films of the last decade – full of beauty and history of Poznań – “Influenz” by Łukasz Barczyk. For closing we have chosen “The Promised Land” by the late Polish cinema master – Andrzej Wajda. Hailed as the best Polish film in history, it will show us the industrial traditions of Łódź.
Everything will be held in English, allowing all the residents of Warsaw, regardless of their nationality, to find out more about Polish culture, traditions and history. Our great guests: filmmakers and film experts, will be there to guide the audience through the corners of Polish cities and the charm of Polish cinema.
Organizer: Fundacja Przestrzeń Filmowa i Kino Muranów Co-organizer: Wrocławska Fundacja Filmowa
After the screening of 'Influenz' we'll have one of a kind chance to meet face to face with it's director, Łukasz Barczyk! Barczyk's film 'Influenz' is regarded as his biggest and most surprising project. He studied law and administration at the University of Warsaw and then graduated from the best Polish film school - Polish National Film, Television and Theater School in Łódź. He was awarded at Gdynia and Mannheim film festivals for his debut feature film "I'm watching you, Maria". Barczyk is a corageous and uncompromising director, as he says about one of his films "I am aware that it will piss of a huge group of people. But when they are pissed, they act according to my intentions. The louder they scream, the more they say about themselves, not about me".
'Influenz' is one of the most original and stylish Polish film which dazzles with costumes, set design and special effects. Made for a record sum of 25 Million zloty. Łukasz Barczyk, the director, captures a legend of the Wielkopolska Uprising not only through historical reconstruction of events but also by looking into the world of phantasy and spirituality.
This Thursday (13th of April) at Kino Muranów. Come join us and take part in our contest!