The 15th edition of the New York Polish Film Festival kicks off on May 22nd with a program that showcases an award-winning feature, documentaries, and shorts films - many of which will be having their US premiers.
As the largest festival of its kind in the Northeast, NYPFF continues to highlight the diversity of voices shaping contemporary Polish cinema and to celebrate stories that resonate far beyond the boundaries of the Polish community. This year's lineup includes:
The Butler by Filip Bajon - an epic story set between 1900 and 1945 and following a Prussian family caught up in the very events that defined the century.
Werewolf by Adrian Panek - a tense horror thriller about a small group of children liberated from a concentration camp and left to wander through the countryside.
The Dog & The Cat by Janusz Kondratiuk - a warm-hearted comedy that draws from the director's own experiences.
Seven Emotions by Marek Koterski - a hilarious satire about growing up and moving on.
Nina, a debut by Olga Chajdas - a sensual film about a couple unable to conceive that plans to seduce the young and beautiful Magda to be their surrogate.
Tower, Bright Day, a debut by Jagoda Szelc - a family drama that veers into metaphysical horror with sheer force. Critics have compared the film to the work of Yorgos Lanthimos.
Directors Filip Bajon (The Butler), Janusz Kondratiuk (The Dog & The Cat), Olga Chajdas (Nina), and cinematographer Dominik Danilczyk (Werewolf) will be present for Q&A sessions following the screenings.
The New York Polish Film Festival was founded in 2005 by Hanna Kosinska Hartowicz, who also serves as its artistic director.
May 22nd - June 2nd
58 Park Ave, New York, NY 10016
Opening Night: $40
Full program HERE