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NZ Polish Film Festival Wellington - 3 to 7 April 2019


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NZ Polish Film Festival Wellington - 3 to 7 April 2019


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Another Day of Life (2018)

NZ Premiere – Opening Night Film
Wednesday, April 3 | 5:30pm pre-screening event followed by a 6:30pm sceening. Tickets $30

Animated Drama/Feature Film
Directed by: Damian Nenow (Poland), Raúl De La Fuente (Spain)

Based on the real-life experiences of 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.


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53 Wars (2018)

NZ Premiere
Saturday, April 6 | 2:30pm

Drama

Directed by Ewa Bukowska

Anka is becoming extremely anxious about her beloved husband Witek, a war correspondent. But where does the border lie between reality and catastrophic visions? A powerful psychological drama, with star Polish actress Magdalena Poplawska delivering a compelling role as ‘Anka’. Adapted from the autobiographical novel by Grazyna Jagielska about experiencing war second-hand: we don’t have to be there for it to have a destructive influence on our lives.

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Nina (2018)

NZ Premiere
Thursday, April 4 | 6:00pm

Drama
Directed by: Olga Chajdas

A story of love and liberation, Nina, is an evocative film that focuses on the emancipation of women in modern Polish society. An award-winning feature debut for emerging Polish Director Olga Chajdas.


Another Day of Life (2018)

General Screening
Saturday, April 6 | 4:15pm

Animated Drama/Feature Film
Directed by: Damian Nenow (Poland) Raúl De La Fuente (Spain)

Based on the real-life experiences of 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.

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Panic Attack (2017)

NZ Premiere
Friday, April 5 | 7:30pm

Comedy
Directed by: Paweł Maślona

A black-humorous feature debut, weaving together six interrelated stories about ordinary people put in extreme situations all experiencing a sudden onset of social anxiety, a panic attack.


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Double Trouble (2017)

NZ Premiere – Closing Film
Sunday, April 7 | 2:30pm afternoon tea event followed by a screening at 3pm. Tickets $15

Adventure Drama (Family friendly) Directed by: Marta Karwowska

Friendship is no piece of cake, which twelve-year-old Julka knows all too well. Through circumstances beyond her control Julka ends up staying at her aunt’s house over summer and on finding a treasure map she and her new-found friend Olek, embark on a mystery adventure. But to find their real treasure, Julka and Olek must learn to trust each other.

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'ANOTHER DAY OF LIFE'


OPENING NIGHT gala screening

AWARD-WINNING EXTRAORDINARY ANIMATED feature film

'ANOTHER DAY OF LIFE'


OPENING NIGHT gala screening

AWARD-WINNING EXTRAORDINARY ANIMATED feature film

Opening Night Gala Screening

The New Zealand Polish Film Festival 2019 opens with award-winning animation feature drama Another Day of Life a co-production from Polish production company Platige Image (Cathedral, Paths of Hate, City of Ruins, The Witcher (currently in production) ), and Spanish production company Kanaki Films (Nömadak Tx, Minerita).

Ten years in the making, Another Day of Life is a cinematic feast, mixing reportage and animation to stunning effect. Join us as we kick off an exhilarating range of new Polish cinema and culture, never before seen in New Zealand.

Opening Night Gala includes a pre-screening cocktail event (a glass of wine and Polish-themed canapes) at 5:30pm and screening at 6:30pm - Witamy!

it cannily draws its various strands together into a visually striking piece of rare immediacy and power… Rarely less than spectacular...
— Hollywood Reporter
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Thursday 7 March 2019 - New Zealand Polish Film Festival in Wellington is thrilled to announce that the award-winning and kaleidoscopic animated feature film, ANOTHER DAY OF LIFE, based on the experiences of renowned veteran Polish journalist Ryszard Kapuściński, will open the New Zealand Polish Film Festival on Wednesday 3rd April at Roxy Cinema, Miramar Wellington.

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Winner of Best Animated Film at the European Film Awards, and Directed by Oscar-shortlisted filmmakers Raúl De La Fuente and Damian Nenow, the authentically dramatic hybrid of documentary and animated memoir will start the five-day festival in early April.

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ANOTHER DAY OF LIFE is a gripping story of a three-month-long trip that renowned Polish reporter Ryszard Kapuściński took across Angola ravaged by a war in which the front lines shifted like a kaleidoscope from one day to the next. This feature animated film is based on Ryszard Kapuściński’s book ‘Another Day Of Life’.


ANOTHER DAY OF LIFE is produced by Platige Films & Kanaki Films and co-produced by Walking the Dog, Animations Fabrik and Wüste Film Puppetworks.

 
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NZPFF at The Roxy Cinema Miramar, Wellington


 

 

NZPFF at The Roxy Cinema Miramar, Wellington


 

 

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The 4th Edition of the Polish Film Festival in NZ


– NOW WITH A NEW NAME –

The 4th Edition of the Polish Film Festival in NZ


– NOW WITH A NEW NAME –

Welcome! Witamy!

And welcome to our fourth edition in 2019 with our new name -

New Zealand Polish Film Festival!

Showcasing great Polish cinema to a wide audience.

Since our first edition in 2016 under the name ‘Wellington Polish Film Festival’, we’ve accomplished so much. We’ve had three editions, screened over 40 Polish films including features, documentaries and shorts. We’ve hosted Polish filmmakers representing their films and we’ve provided opportunities for filmmakers from Poland and New Zealand to connect. It’s the perfect time to expand the NZPFF to movie lovers throughout Aotearoa.

NZPFF - Wellington, Christchurch, Auckland

Our home base is in Wellington and we’ll expand our festival in 2019 to Christchurch in mid-May, and Auckland at a later date this year.

This could not have happened without the support of you, our wonderful Polish film lovers and supporters.

Thank you!

Wellington 3-7 April 2019, Roxy Cinema

Christchurch mid-May, 2019 - venue and date tbc

Auckland - venue and date tbc