Special Event - Opening Night Gala Screening
7pm Pre-Screening Event followed by an 8pm screening
All tickets: $30 (plus booking fee) Ticket includes a glass of wine and Polish-themed canapés
Another Day of Life /Jeszcze dzien zycia (2018)
Animated Drama / Feature Film
English/Polish and Spanish with English subtitles
Rating: M Violence, offensive language, sex scenes & content that may disturb.
Directed by: Damian Nenow ( Poland) Raúl De La Fuente ( Spain )
Written by: Raúl De La Fuente, Amaia Remírez, Damian Nenow, David Weber, Niall Johnson
Produced By: Platige Films ( Poland ) – Jarek Sawko, Ole Wendorff-Østergaard, Kanaki Films ( Spain ) – Amaia Remírez, Raúl De La Fuente
Based on the real-life experiences by brilliant veteran Polish journalist Ryszard Kapuscinski, Another Day of Life mixes beautiful animation and documentary to retell and update a powerful story that reflects on the human cost of war reportage.
As Angola decolonises from Portuguese rule in 1975, a power struggle erupts between rival independence groups. Ryszard Kapuscinski, a foreign correspondent from the Polish Press Agency, travels to Angola, ravaged by a war in which the front lines shift like a kaleidoscope from one day to the next. To illuminate the daily horrors and human stories behind the conflict Kapuscinski documents his experiences in what would eventually become his personal book “Another Day of Life” about being ‘alone and lost’ in the chaos and confusion and dirty reality of war. Angola will change him forever: it was a reporter that left Poland, but it was a writer that returned.
After premiering out-of-competition at Cannes, Another Day Of Life has won awards at the European Film Festival, Biografilm Festival and San Sebastián International Film Festival, among others.
2019 Off Camera International Festival of Independent Cinema Winner Polish Producers Alliance Award: Jaroslaw Sawko
2019 Anime Japan - Grand Prize Best Animation , Tokyo Governor's Award
2019 Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain - CEC Award - Best Animated Film (Mejor Largometraje de Animación) - Damian Nenow, Raul De La Fuente
2019 Goya Awards - Best Animation Film (Mejor Película de Animación) Platige Films, Kanaki Films
2018 El Gouna International Film Festival Audience Award for Documentary: Damian Nenow, Raúl de la Fuente
2018 Biografilm Festival - Audience Award - International Competition: Damian Nenow, Raúl de la Fuente
2018 European Film Awards - European Film Award - European Animated Feature Film, Damian Nenow, Raúl de la Fuente
2018 San Sebastián International Film Festival - Audience Award - City of Donostia Audience Award, Damian Nenow, Raúl de la Fuente
Damian Nenow – Platige Image
Graduate of the National Film School in Lodz, Damian joined PLATIGE IMAGE, an internationally acclaimed Polish animation studio in 2005. He has directed three short animations: The Aim ( 2005 ), The Great Escape ( 2006 ), and Paths of Hate ( 2010 ). The latter was screened at over 90 film festivals and ended up garnering 25 awards and honours. In 2011, he directed City of Ruins, an animated documentary commissioned by the Warsaw Uprising Museum. In 2013, he directed the Hunger Is a Tyrant commercial, commissioned for the UN Zero Hunger Challenge.
Raúl de la Fuente – Kanaki Films
Raúl de la Fuente is an award-winning director and co- founder of KANAKI FILMS a Spanish company originating from the Basque Country producing feature and documentary films.
In 2015, Raúl de la Fuente’s film “Minerita” was shortlisted for the 88th Oscars© Academy Awards as Best Short Documentary Subject. The film won the 2014 Goya Award from the Spanish Cinema Academy. “Minerita” has been screened in more than 140 film festivals and has won 45 international prizes. His first feature film “Nömadak TX” was the most awarded Spanish documentary film in 2007 (17 prizes and more than 150 selections in film festivals ).