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GUESTS
  • Lloyd Kaufman: American actor, director, screenwriter, producer, a legend and giggler. He was born in 1945 in New York, although his mind must be from a different dimension. Otherwise, it is impossible to explain the crazy mission he undertook in 1974. At that time, with the involvement of his friend...
  • Pat Swinney Kaufman served nineteen years under four governors as Executive Director of the New York State Governor’s Office for Motion Picture and Television Development and as Deputy Commissioner of Empire State Development. She helped to build the media industries in New York by facilitating film, television and commercial production....
  • Meeting with the director Adrain Panek and makers after the screening of „Werewolf” in Warsaw (8th December, 18:00). ADRIAN PANEK – born in Warsaw in 1975. Directorial graduate at the Krzysztof Kieślowski Faculty of Radio and Television at the University of Silesia and the Wajda School. Made short-story „Męczeństwo Mariana”...
  • After the screening of „Hagazussa” in Warsaw (7th December, 17:00) we invite you to a meeting with the director Lukas Feigelfeld and the actress Aleksandra Cwen portraying the lead role. Lukas Feigelfeld, director, photographer, editor presently living in Berlin. His work reaches from narrative cinema, music videos, abstract cinema all...
  • After the screening of „Hagazussa” in Warsaw (7th December, 17:00) we invite you to a meeting with the director Lukas Feigelfeld and the actress Aleksandra Cwen portraying the lead role. Aleksandra Cwen – Polish theatrical and movie actress. Award winner for many theatrical and film roles. Collaborated with many prominent...
  • He spent his childhood and years of war in his home town Cracow. He studied Civil Engineering at Gdańsk University (graduated in 1961), later graduated Cinematography at Łódź Film School in 1968. He defended his thesis on „Humphrey Bogart. Actor and myth” in 1974. His debut as a director was...
  • Live voice-over by Maciej Gudowski to the movie „Halloween” from 1978 in Lublin and Warsaw. Maciej Gudowski – Polish TV, radio and theatrical lector. For many years hosted programmes, concerts, read news and teasers. In 1986, begun voice-over translation to fiction films. In his work he cherishes that he can watch movies,...
features
FEAR AND TERROR
  • horror, western / USA / 2018 / Polish premiere/ Just this wind Late twentieth century West. Perpetually absent husband, isolation and the endless prairie, drive Lizzy mad. Solitude and an untamed, bleak landscape beset the woman, that has to stand up to the dark entity and her own paranoia. Visually and musically breathtaking...
  • drama, horror, thriller/ USA/ 2018/ Polish premiere/ „Pure Fucking Armageddon.” From the very first seconds, film informs us that it is based on „truth and lies”. It is a partial nod to the controversial book that it is based on, and a warning before the shocking events that will take...
  • thriller / Denmark / 2018 / Polish premiere/ Rie is visiting the Copenhagen Metro construction to portray the European cooperation when an accident occurs. She is blocked in a pressure chamber alongside Croatian Ivo and Bharan from Eritrea. Despite radically different world-views, they must put their lives and bodies in each...
  • drama, horror, thriller/ Canada / 2017/Polish premiere   Be careful what you wish for, someone might be listening. Leah is a teenager who after her father's death moves out with her emotionally unstable mother (Laurie Holden „The Walking Dead”) to a cabin in the woods. Not overly fond with the...
  • drama, romance, thriller/France, Mexico, Switzerland/ 2018/ Polish premiere/ Brutal murders and cheap porn straight from Cannes. Summer of 1979, Paris. Anne (Venessa Paradis) produces third-rate gay porn. After her lover, Lois, and at the same time editor, leaves her, she decides to regain love and with the help of a...
  • horror /Tunisia /2018 /Polish premiere A disturbing, dark horror that is inspired by the Tunisian folk horror and real events. Action takes place in the scenery of modern Tunisia and focuses on the character of Yasmin, a student of jurnalism and her two peers from the university, that in the frame...
  • drama, horror/ Poland, Germany, Netherlands/ 2018 After the screening in Warsaw (8th December, 18:00) there will be a meeting with the director Adrian Panek and the movie makers. Summer of 1945, Owl Mountains. In the middle of the forest there is an abondoned palace which is an improvised orphanage for...
  • Fantasy, Horror/ Mexico/ 2017/ Magical horror with a strong message that leaves you in an emotional chaos. When her mother suddenly disappears leaving no one to care for her, young Estrella ends up on the street and joins a gang of children, triggering a dangerous and tragic chain of events...
  • horror / Germany, Austria /2017 WARSAW: Q&A after the screening with the director Lukas Feigelfeld and Aleksandra Cwen - lead cast member. A folk horror that takes place in XV century Alps. A young goatherd and her mother leave in a remote hut, deep in the mountain woods. As her mother mysteriously...
  • horror, thriller/ USA, Canada/ 2018 Ben meets Amber in a tourist centre of Cambodia. In this exotic place, the summer romance turns more passionate and the couple is thrown in the middle of disturbing and dangerous events. This horror is based on the Cambodian folk mythology.   PREMIERE: Raindance Film Festival 2018...
  • drama, horror/ USA, Canada/ 2018/Polish premiere Nostalgic style with throwback to the 80's. Summer, 1984: the perfect time to be 15 years old, care free and with a pack of friends hunting a serial killer. Group of teenagers spy on a local police officer, suspecting that he is the killer...
  • horror, thriller/ Germany/ 2018 A rainy night. Dazed and numb young cabdriver, Luz, drags herself into the brightly lit entrance of a rundown police station and implicates more people into her dreamy nightmare. Playing with the sensory perception of the audience, formally exciting (done on a 16mm film reel), hypnotizing...
  • animation, drama, horror/ Chile, Germany/ 2018/   Maria, a young woman finds refuge in a house in the south of Chile after escaping from a sect of German religious fanatics. She is welcomed into the home by two pigs, the only inhabitants of the place. Like in a dream, the...
SPECIAL SECTION
TROMA
  • Lloyd Kaufman: American actor, director, screenwriter, producer, a legend and giggler. He was born in 1945 in New York, although his mind must be from a different dimension. Otherwise, it is impossible to explain the crazy mission he undertook in 1974. At that time, with the involvement of his friend...
  • action, comedy, horror/ USA/ 1984/ I love the sound of your body talk! After the screening of the movie there will be a meeting with the legendary Lloyd Kaufman, director, producer and the co-founder of TROMA – iconic film studio that produces horror B movies. This is his first visit...
  • comedy, horror, sci-fi, thriller / USA / 1986 Water, earth, hallucinations, haemoglobin, Co2, TROMA, such is the story Comedic-horror B-grade made in 1986, directed by Richard W. Haines and Lloyd Kaufman (under the alias of Samuel Weil). One of the flagship productions of Troma Entertainment. Tromaville High School is located...
  • comedy, horror/ USA/ 1999   Warning! Blind director on set! Every legendary studio and great series must come to a point when they need to reassess their future. Although „Terror Firmer” was made by the one and only Lloyd Kaufman, where all of the characteristic elements of TROMA are brought...
  • MasterClass „Make your own damn movie” with Lloyd Kaufman WARSAW: 08.12. (Saturday) / 12:00 / Kinoteka – Sala 6/ buy ticket MASTERCLASS in English Everything you need to know about Troma… …is included in the description of the movie „The Toxic Avenger”. In Tromaville (middle of the universe built by...
  • Blood, sex, guts and TROMA. Lecture about the most rebellious B grade movie makers in the world. TROMA is a low-budget American film studio that for over 40 years stuns, skeeves, attacks the society, mocks all that is holy and has a lot of fun while doing it. Troma has...
  • Discussion panel: Why the world should love Troma, despite fear of it? Troma became famous due to the production and distribution of remarkably cheap and poorly made B Class movies. However, under this layer of homemade fake blood and not so much authentic guts, hides a massive amount of merits,...
features
WTF
  • comedy, fantasy/ USA/ 2018   He will play a game till the end of the world. Doom and gloom are on the way. The Y2K apocalypse can't be stopped. Abbie's older brother issues him the ultimate challenge before it goes down: beat the infamous level 256 in Pac-Man and no...
  • comedy, drama, fantasy / Portugal, France, Brazil / 2018 / Surrealistic parody of the modern culture that will blow your mind. Diamantino, the world’s premiere soccer star loses his special touch and ends his career in disgrace. Searching for a new purpose, the international icon sets out on a delirious odyssey where he...
  • comedy / France /2018/Polish premiere To stumble upon a corpse is just bad luck. Police commissioner tries to solve a murder case with the interrogation of the Louis, who found a bloodied body near his apartment. Is the man just an unlucky bystander or in fact the man responsible for the murder?...
features
HORRIBLY FUNNY
  • comedy, drama, thriller / USA / 2017/ Polish premiere O hi! Iconic duo known from „The Room” meets again on a big screen. Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero in the lead roles of best friends, Sestero responsible for the screenplay and production of the two parts of this movie. Volume 1...
  • comedy, drama, thriller/ USA/ 2018/ O hi! Iconic duo known from „The Room” meets again on big screen. Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero in the lead roles of best friends, Sestero responsible for the screenplay and production of the two parts of this movie. Volume 1 is a story of an...
  • horror, thriller/ USA/ 2018 Frivolous macabre that will fill you with joy. Reed is a handsome, charming man, who ponders on murdering a prostitute. He has everything precisely planned, he rented a hotel room, prepared all the necessary tools. But the woman turns out to be more messed up than...
  • action, comedy, horror / USA / 2018   Bloody feast every corporation needs. Desmond, a sympathetic slacker, working in the financial department of Ammotech – a leading weapon production company. The only reason why he gets up in the morning to attend his job is the girl of his dreams,...
  • comedy/ Spain, France / 2017/ Polish premiere Spectacular and well-made comedy that tramples all things holy. Carlos, his brother, father and wife prepare for the New Year's Eve. They plan to spend it in a secluded house in the countryside. Their plan is shaken up by the arrival of an...
features
CULT CLASSICS
  • horror, thriller/ USA/ 1978/ A legendary slasher. In the Eve of Halloween, a dangerous murderer Michael Myers escapes from the asylum and supposedly heads to his home town. Doctor Loomis, his long term psychologist rushes in his pursuit. „Halloween” has its 40th anniversary this year. It is a perfect slasher...
  • horror/ Italy/ 1977 One of the best Italian horror movies, for the first time in Poland remastered to 4k. Young dancer arrives to a famous ballet school, where girls are dying in a mysterious way, and there is a feeling of fright in the air. One of the most famous Italian horror...
  • horror / Polska / 1983  First true Polish horror flick. The action takes place in XIX century Poland. It is a gloomy story of a woman who sold her soul to the devil, because she was rejected by her husband. Classic horror movie with an awesome mood, moments of terror,...
features
FOR KIDS
  • adventure, fantasy/ Poland/ 1987 Furry terror from childhood   Janek must travel to the realm of the Spirit of Darkness and fight to protect the inhabitants of the Land of Brightness. In this dangerous expedition, the boy is accompanied by casually acquainted Pipe, the kind-hearted, funny, but also very useful...
lectures
LECTURES
  • Slashers: is there a story left to be told? Freddy haunted our dreams, Jason paved his way with a machete and hills had eyes. Despite the essence of those stories they seem to repeat themselves and are trivial in their simplicity: a creep hunts, tortures and kills dozens of innocent...
  • Menstrual horror - puberty revenge movies. „Sleep around and you’ll get what you deserve”. With this quote, in a subsection of his book, the American philosopher Noël Carroll interprets a warning well known for the slasher audience. Each cinema period, together with a generation of film-lovers, showed not only the...
  • Skate horror, skateboard and its fascination with terror. When the skateboard came out of the water (its beginning originated with surfers arriving to the beach on wooden fish skateboards) was bloody and full of horror. After all, first attempts to complete a trick hard to master usually ended up with...
  • Vampire theatre. PRL TV horror Polish cinematography has a reputation of being short on horror movies. During this lecture I will try to tackle this false conviction, which originates from the fact that during the list creation of Polish horror movies, usually only feature films are taken into consideration. Meanwhile...
  • The XXX files: about porn parody There’s no blockbuster, famous novel or popular TV series that wouldn’t have its parody. Nearly every known cultural texts has its lustful, mirror comedic image. No other film makers react so quickly to a success of some sort of product as the producers and...
  • Blood, sex, guts and TROMA. Lecture about the most rebellious B grade movie makers in the world. TROMA is a low-budget American film studio that for over 40 years stuns, skeeves, attacks the society, mocks all that is holy and has a lot of fun while doing it. Troma has...
  • Discussion panel: Why the world should love Troma, despite fear of it? Troma became famous due to the production and distribution of remarkably cheap and poorly made B Class movies. However, under this layer of homemade fake blood and not so much authentic guts, hides a massive amount of merits,...
shorts
SHORTS
  • thriller, fantasy  / Poland / 2018 / 19:12 "The Nixie", adapted from a poem by Adam Mickiewicz, is a peculariar mixture of a thriller-romance set in two parallel timelines - a modern one, and the land of XIX century polish folklore. A young boy has fallen in love with a...
  • horror/ Poland / 2017 / 8:12   The world is full of bad people. You never know when one of them will appear in your live. Vincent, who lived in a god-forsaken place did not know that either. As usual, he was preparing dinner in the evening when he heard...
  • fantasy, sci-fi, war / Andora / 2018 / 12:40 Second World War. Marie wakes up wounded and disoriented in the middle of a Blizzard. In front, a mysterious forest separates her from her daughter. Director’s bio: Alvaro was born on a snowy day in 1991 in Encamp (Principality of Andorra)....
  • drama, horror, mystery  / Belgium / 2018 / 9:32 When Linus ends up alone at his farm, his loneliness starts to consume him and a nightmare becomes more than real. Director’s bio: Born in Vilvoorde, a little city above Brussels. Named after the famous animation director Walt Disney, Walt was...
  • horror,  / Spain / 2018 / 9:01 Since 1998 the appearances of the BEC have been constant and the consequences of looking directly into their eyes have been irreversible. On a stormy night, a terminally ill women is struck by a BEC, who does not come alone... Director’s bio: Tony Morales was...
  • fiction, experimental / Poland / 2017 / 15 One's been shot, the second - bleeding a little, the third - runs away crippled. Whilst counting deers, the son of a huntsman falls asleep. Every night antlers grow out of his head and tear his pillow apart. "Deer Boy", dangling on...
  • horror / USA / 2017 / 03:54 After mom gets hacked to pieces by her latest lover, a devout child fights to escape the same fate. Director’s bio: Originally from San Diego, Stellan moved to Los Angeles to attend UCLA where he graduated with a degree in history and film. He worked...
  •  horror /Spain / 2017 / 14:35 Marta is a teenager whose parents died two years ago. One night, while alone at home, she will discover the truth about the pain that is tormenting her. Director’s bio: Tus gritos me dan risa(2012), última transmisión (2013), Metamorphose (2013), You´re gonna die tonight...
  • horror / USA / 2018 / 7:10 In the criminal capital of the world - Los Angeles, LAPD officer Morgan thought she was having just another "regular" patrol. She was wrong. Director’s bio: T.J. Yoshizaki is an active filmmaker in LA since 2008. He has produced and directed several shorts...
  • surreal/ Poland / 2018 / 1:55 A surreal dream of a dead man. This animation, through bits and pieces, shows us his life's story. Though maybe, it's really yours? director: WA ISP UMCS- Koło Naukowo-Artystyczne Frakcja Sucha script: Katarzyna Wołczyńska direction of photography:  N/A editing: Katarzyna Wołczyńska music: "рассказывай"- Kosta...
  • animation / Poland / 2018 / 06:28 An animated short inspired by the works of Polanski. Through this surreal jorney of macabre and the absurd, we get a deep insight into Master Polanski's struggle with Matter (with a big M). For it is always a struggle, a constant fight between...
  • dark comedy, horror / Israel / 2018 / 9:30 Tonight Maggie is “doing it” for the first time. She meets Kobi, a guy cute enough for the purpose. They head for his apartment, where Kobi discovers what Maggie’s real intentions are…   director: Asaf Livni screenplay: Ran Appelberg, Michael Hanegbi,...
  • story, fantasy, drama / Poland / 2018 / 9:54 Milan meets Mirka, his ex-lover. The boy has to face demons of the common past or it all ends tragic. A tale set in the mystic land of slavic folklore. direction: Catherine Kasima Kanda script: Catherine Kasima Kanda direction of photography:...
  • fantasy, horror,  / France / 2018 / 18:30 Ed, an introvert and a passionate DIY man, is a favorite victim of Mark, the neighborhood motorcycle gang leader. His only friend, Gus, tries in vain to push him to rebel and to conquer the heart of the beautiful Julia. The day...
  • horror, comedy  / France / 2017 / 17:42 In a church, a future bride dresses in secret. Just before meeting up with her, the best man and the priest discover the city has been invaded by the living dead. They grab whatever weapons they can and go to rescue her....
  • S-Fi,  / Poland / 2017 / 07:06 Third decade of the 21st century. No one remembers who and what caused the global conflict, though The War between The League of Just Case and The Only Right Confederation ensues. Our two protagonists heroically strive to survive in this dreadfull reality. direction:...
  • horror,  / United Kingdom / 2018 / 04:44 Alone on the top deck of the night-bus, an old lady is haunted by an unlikely apparition. Film Blurb Who’s that... is a 5 minute proof-of-concept horror short from writer/director Philip Hardy. It was filmed and edited in June 2018. Director statement:...
  • Sci-Fi, horror, / USA / 2018 / 13:13 A couple encounters a presence in the wilderness that they cannot comprehend. Director’s bio: Zeshaan Younus is a writer/director/producer based in Orange County, CA. As a life-long cinephile, he has a true passion for all things science fiction, horror, and paranormal. His...