CO-FINANCED BY: KUJAWSKO-POMORSKIE REGION, MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND NATIONAL HERITAGE FROM PROMOTION OF CULTURE FUND AND POLISH FILM INSTITUTE
TUESDAY AT CAMERIMAGE!
Tuesday November 19th, 2013
Micro-world of the family can be considered as a leitmotif of Tuesday's Camerimage screenings.
Day starts with a Main Competition film, Heli, a strong depiction of fate of vulnerable citizens in the pathological state system. Only family might be the only anchor that helps preserve the remains of the humanity in such degenerated world. Explicitness of the message is additionally enhanced by Lorenzo Hagerman's cinematography. Hagerman will invite the audience to the screening, and afterwards, will be guest of a press conference.
(Heli, 10am, Opera Nova, Main Screening Room;
Press Conference, 12pm, Opera Nova, Conference Room)
Life is Good, directed by Maciej Pieprzyca is another film competing for the Golden Frog award. In this case, family is seen as the defender of life and human dignity. Doctors state that Mateusz, who was born with severe cerebral palsy is now incapable of normal mental or physical activity. His parents' objection, as well as main character's self-determination, result in overcoming barriers that previously seemed to be impassable.
(2:15 pm Opera Nova, Main Screening Room)
After the screening, director and leading actors: Dawid Ogrodnik and Kamil Tkacz will attend the press conference.
(4:10 pm, Opera Nova, Conference Room).
Road film, Nebraska, will be the last screening within Main Competition. Son takes his elderly father to a nursing home. On their way they are meeting up old friends and relatives. Black-and-white images made by Phedon Papamichael show the world where present is connected with the past. The cinematographer will be present at the press conference immediately after the screening.
("Nebraska", 8:15 pm Opera Nova, Main Screening Room; Press Conference: Opera Nova, Conference Room)
Father-son relations are also present in a journey taken on by two outstanding Polish documentalists - Paweł & Marcel Łozińscy. The two men are driving old volkswagen to visit Paweł grandmother's (Marcel's mother) grave. On their way they talk about life, films and family relations. This journey resulted in two documents. Father and Son, shown in Documentary Feature Competition, is Paweł's version and he will meet the audience after the screening.
(3:45 pm Opera Nova, Documentary Screening Room)
The only film from Polish Films Competition shown on Tuesday is Last Floor. Film tells a story about struggle in defense of the family and values. Conservative Polish Army officer coming across the signs of superiors' frauds, comes to conclusion that it has to do with anti-Polish conspiracy. For fear of confrontation with the outside world closes his family, introducing stricter rules. At a press conference, to be held immediately after the screening following guests will be present: producer Władysław Łysakowski, composer Maciej Zięba, and the leading actor Janusz Chabior.
("Last Floor", 12:15 pm, Opera Nova, Main Screening Room; Press Conference, 1:45pm Opera Nova, Conference Room)
Finally, the icing on the cake - tomorrow, John Turturro will receive Special Award for Actor-Director. Turturro, known for his cooperation with the Coen brothers, Martin Scorsese and Robert Redford, arrives to Bydgoszcz with his latest film Fading Gigolo which not only directed, but also, together with Woody Allen, appeared on the screen. The film will be shown just after the award ceremony.
(5:45pm, Opera Nova, Main Screening Room).
The press conference will be held after the screening in Conference Room (Opera Nova, 3rd floor).