Archive | July, 2015

The season of Polish cinema at Tyneside Cinema

9 Jul
The season of masterpieces of Polish cinema selected by Martin Scorsese is starting at Tyneside Cinema today. In the next  month you will be able to see six Polish films with English subtitles. Put it in your diary now! 99501a7738079c0bdd95461f3db1f9aa806d0f96_620_350_18_68_1068_603
A Short Film About Killing by Krzysztof Kieslowski –  9/07/2015 at 18:45 (R)
A grimly confrontational study of the protracted process of ending someone’s life, whether through casual murder or meticulously calibrated execution.
Ashes And Diamonds by Andrzej Wajda  16/07/2015 at 17:50 (R)
Film vividly captures the turbulence and confusion immediately following WWII, as a former resistance hero turns anti-Communist assassin.
Eroica by Edmund Munk 23/07/2015 at 18:45 (R)
Black comedy about WWII. In the first half, a hapless incompetent becomes a Resistance hero; in the second, Polish POWs are anything but keen to escape.
Provincial Actors by Agnieszka Holland – 28/07/2015 at 18:20 (R)
Ambitious ensemble piece, both an allegorical study of cultural interference and a painful portrait of a withering marriage, with the couple actively contemplating suicide or murder as an escape route.
The Saragosa Manuscript by Wojciech Has – 30/07/2015 at 19:40 (R)
As the Napoleonic Wars rage across Europe, two officers from opposing armies meet by chance in Saragossa, Spain, where they’re mutually bewitched by a book they find…
The Promised Land by Andrzej Wajda – 6/08/2015 at 19:55 (R)
Ruthlessly clear-eyed anatomising of the industrial revolution from the perspective of three young entrepreneurs vying to be the most ruthless.
As you know, watching films in Polish is a brilliant way to improve your comprehension skills… so which films are you going to see?