Pierwszy festiwalowy weekend za nami, ale nie zwalniamy tempa!

On Monday, we invite you to a unique meeting with Nikolaus Geyrhalter and a premiere screening of his latest film The Standstill. During this event, the Austrian director will receive the Marek Nowicki Award for special achievements in portraying human rights in film (Monday 18:15 at Kino Muranów).

Tokyo Uber Blues is the emotional story of filmmaker Taku Aoyagi, who takes up a job as a bicycle courier delivering fast food in pandemic-stricken Tokyo. After the screening, we invite you to a discussion during which we will seek answers to the questions: why do couriers cycle in a snowstorm and why can't small shop workers rest on Sunday? We are used to ordering through apps, but we prefer not to think about who brings our orders home to us. Who makes our lives more convenient, for what money and on what terms?

On Tuesday, you can meet Anand Patwardhan, who will present his latest film The World is Family. In the film, India's most important documentary filmmaker this time looks at his immediate family. Starting from the stories of his parents and relatives, he creates a remarkable documentary fresco in which a great story turns out to be woven from personal anecdotes. The screening will begin at 6.30 pm at the Kinoteka.

On Tuesday, you will also have another opportunity to meet the author of the film Walls - Kasia Smutniak, and the characters in her film. The screening of the documentary, followed by a Q&A, will begin at 6 pm at Kino Muranów. At Kinoteka, after the screening of the film You Have to Be Here to Believe at 6 p.m., we invite you to a presentation of a report by the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights on the use of hate speech during the last election campaign in Poland: who tried to make political capital out of social fears and resentments, and was it really a game worth the candle?

We would also like to remind you about the latest section of the festival - Big Docs. It will include a screening of Werner Herzog's Land of Silence and Darkness on Monday at 6 pm. The screening will be preceded by an introduction by film expert and film historian Tomasz Kolankiewicz.