Award-winning and recent Polish films, including narratives, documentaries, and animations (many by female directors) will be presented at the AFS Cinema on November 1 –3 & 8 – 10, 2019.
The 14th annual Austin Polish Film Festival is delighted to host the esteemed Polish director, Agnieszka Holland. Opening the festival, Holland will screen her highly anticipated film, “Mr. Jones”, followed by a Q&A. The discussion throughout the festival will be centered on this year’s themes of women’s perspective in Polish cinema and the responsibility of media in shaping reality.
The festival will highlight the latest award-winning narratives, documentaries, and animations. Among them – inspired by one of Ryszard Kapuscinki’s book (a famous Polish reporter), is an animation “Another Day of Life” by Polish-Spanish duet: Damian Nenow and Raúl de la Fuente (Goya for the best animation from the Spanish Film Academy).
We are also proud to present, gaining high praise “Corpus Christi”(“Boże Ciało”) by Jan Komasa – this year’s Polish candidate for the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film. Special events for this year’s festival include The Polish Poster art exhibit, Polish Poster Art: From City Streets to Gallery Walls , curated by poster collector Michal Poniz, the festival’s International Short Film Competition, and a Master Class with Agnieszka Holland on October 29, 2019 at at the RTF Department, the University of Texas.
Preceding the festival opening, a retrospective of Agnieszka Holland is presented at the AFS Cinema by the Austin Film Society in partnership with the Austin Polish Film Festival.