Dec 12, 5 pm:
by Machulski at Cinerama - CANCELLED
The screening has been
cancelled and the movie will not be rescheduled any time soon as it was
sold to a new distributor.
JuliuszMachulski is a Polish director known for
knack for criminal comedies. His latest movie Vinci, released in 2004,
is a comedy involving a heist of the famous painting Lady with Ermine by
Leonardo da Vinci; the real painting being
the biggest treasure of the Czartoryski
Museum in Cracow, Poland.
Organized by the Society for Arts in
Cinerama in Seattle;
tickets $12 at 1-866-466-ARTS, and at the Polish Home on Dec 3 & 10; $14
at the door.
The Seattle Polish
Film Festival that used to happen in November every year has been moved
from fall to spring. The next, 13th edition of the Festival is scheduled
for April 23 – May 1, 2005. The producer, Seattle-Gdynia Sister City
Association, asks all patrons and supporters for patience and works on
bringing in a better selection of movies by Polish filmmakers for the
April edition than it was possible for November.
The Big Animal
at Grand Illusion in Seattle
This parable about
non-conformity has been directed by Jerzy Stuhr to a script by Krzysztof
Kieslowski. Mr. Stuhr also plays the leading role of a small town
dweller who finds his life turned upside down by adopted camel. The
movie was shown in Seattle
together with A Week in a Life of
Man during Stuhr’s visit at 2001 SIFF when he was one of the
Festival’s featured directors.
Grand Illusion Theatre, 1403
NE 50th St, Seattle, 206-523-3935, Sat-Sun 4, 5:45, 7:30, 9:15,
M-T 7:30, 9:15
June 3 & June 6 -
by Stuhr at SIFF
International Film Festival brings only one Polish movie this year: the
acclaimed Tomorrow’s Weather (Pogodanajutro) directed by Jerzy
Stuhr. Mr. Stuhr
plays a former gym teacher who has spent seventeen years living in a
monastery after escaping an unfaithful wife and the Communist regime.
When his fellow monks convince him to perform in a band, his family
finds him and his quiet, simple life will soon come to an end. The movie
won three 2004 Eagles (Polish Oscars), including the best actor for Mr.
Stuhr. The movie was also voted the best
movie at the Polish FF in LA last month.
FF runs May 20 – June 13, 2004
May 31 - June 3 -
in a French movie at SIFF
Radziwilowicz, the actor whom we will always remember as Maciek
Birkut in Wajda’s Man of
Marble and Man of
Iron, plays the leading role in The Story of Marie and Julien
directed by Jacques Rivette. The SIFF short introduction to the
movie praises Mr. Radziwilowicz and Emmanuelle Beart for exceptional
lead performances in this accomplished film. Seattle International
Film Festival runs May 20 –
June 13, 2004.
May 31, 11 am at AMC Pacific Place, 600 Pine Street, Seattle, (206)
652-2404, June 3, 9:30 pm at Harvard Exit, 807 E. Roy at Harvard,
Seattle, (206) 781-5755
This great movie is an adaptation of a novel by Witold Gombrowicz. The
director created the movie to his own script, introducing new characters
and plot twists, trying to preserve Gombrowicz's dark spirit. This drama
of love, dangerous relationships, manipulation and murder is set at a
rural estate in 1943
The movie received several Eagles (Polish Oscars) for 2004, among them
Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Supporting Actor and Best
Music. It also was
entry to 2004 Oscars. Brought to you by Seattle-Gdynia Sister City