Play Poland – Short Films

In conjunction with Play Poland, the Guild is pleased to present a series of programmes of recent short films from Poland.

Sunday, 14 August through to Sunday 25 September, 7pm start.

Decalogue Vol.1 on Sunday, 14th August 2011 at 07:00 PM

On the 20th anniversary of the première of the “Dekalog” [The Decalogue] cycle by Krzysztof Kieślowski, ten young directors took up challenge of making new films depicting influence of the Ten Commandments on contemporary man. Feature-length novella film “DEKALOG 89 + VOL. 1” is a story consisting of five short films. Their common ground is showing the struggles of the adults’ world with present-day youth’s world created by mass media as generation of rebellion against tradition and culture. Are young people really such nihilists as adults imagine? Do adults really have so impure intentions as young see it? “DEKALOG 89 + VOL. 1” is an attempt to reconcile both sides of the conflict.

Decalogue Vol. 2 on Sunday, 21st August 2011 at 07:00 PM

On the 20th anniversary of the première of the “Dekalog” [The Decalogue] cycle by Krzysztof Kieślowski, ten young directors took up challenge of making new films depicting influence of the Ten Commandments on contemporary man. Feature-length novella film “DEKALOG 89 + VOL. 2” is second part of the project. In the film there are five stories corresponding with 1st (“You shall have no other gods before me”), 3rd (“Remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy”), 5th (“You shall not kill”), 6th (“You shall not commit adultery”), and 8th (“You shall not bear false witness against your neighbour”) Commandments of the Decalogue. How far can a man influence his own fate? What in our life depends on chance or decision of other people and what truly lies with ourselves? Short films “The Scent of Flowers Does not Blow Against the Wind” (dir. Leszek Korusiewicz), “Overboard” (dir. Bartosz Paduch), “Janusz W. Case” (dir. Wojciech Jagiełło), “The Lodger” (dir. Marcin Bortkiewicz), and “The Fence” (dir. Tomek Matuszczak) propose inspiring and very modern answers to those questions.

Student Film on Sunday, 28th August 2011 at 07:00 PM

Fabula Rasa on Sunday, 4th September 2011 at 07:00 PM

Social Film Drama on Sunday, 11th September 2011 at 07:00 PM

Animation and Experimental Film on Sunday, 18th September 2011 at 07:00 PM

Factual and pseudo-documentary film on Sunday, 25th September 2011 at 07:00 PM