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Rwanda Film Heads New York Polish Film Festival Line-Up

Poland’s Institute of National Remembrance holds the 4th edition of the “History Point” in New York
This year’s 14th edition of the festival will include seven new premieres and Polish classics including a film showing the Rwandan massacres in a new light.
The festival will show the award-winning film “Birds are singing in Kigali,” by directors Joanna Kos-Krauze and Krzysztof Krauze (1953-2014), The film was completed by Joanna Kos-Krauze after the death of her husband, and is the first feature film to focus on women in the 1990s Rwanda genocide.
The showing of another Krzysztof Krauze feature, “Papusza,” telling the story of Romani people living in Poland throughout the 20th century, will be dedicated to him.
Also, 13 other Polish feature films will be presented, and two short films, including “Have no Fear,” a documentary by Beata Calińska, which had lately won an award at the festival in Chile.
The New York premieres include films such as “Stars” by Jan Kidawa-Błoński, “Lullaby Killer” by Krzysztof Langa, “Plan B” by Kinga Dębska.
New Yorkers will be also able to see the movie “Spoor” by Agnieszka Holland, the Polish Oscar nominee.
As the organizers indicate, the festival’s strength is its variety. The event will show cinema hits, art films, films concerned with political and social issues, and documentaries.
As every year, a jury of filmmakers will decide upon the best film of the festival which will receive the Krzysztof Kieślowski award.
The 14th edition of the New York Polish Film Festival will last fromMay 2 until May 6.

source :PAP, NYPFF

The Express News

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