34th Polish Film Festival in America Program Is Announced!
Saturday, November 5 – Sunday, November 20, 2022

The 34th edition of Polish Film Festival in America (PFFA), the world’s most extensive showcase of Polish film and the largest annual Polish cultural event outside of Poland, will take place from Saturday, November 5 to Sunday, November 20, 2022 in four prominent venues in the Chicagoland.

The Official Program and schedule of screenings have been announced, and can be found HERE, The program comprises of over sixty feature, documentary and animated films. Among them are the most recent pictures by masters of European cinema: EO by J. Skolimowski, BRIGITTE BARDOT FOREVER by L. Majewski, THE PERFECT NUMBER by K. Zanussi as well as excellent debut films: SHREDS by B. Dzianowicz, SONATA by B. Blaschke or CHRISTENING by J. Skoczen. In addition, some long-awaited films by prominent filmmakers, many of which have been already internationally awarded should find passionate viewers: F_CKING BORNHOLM by A. Kazejak, WOMAN ON A ROOF by A. Jadowska. YOUNG EAGLES. GRODNO ’39 by K. Lukaszewicz, MARCH ’68 by K. Lang. And another interesting titles like PLAYING TOUGH by B, Korzeniowska, BORDERS OF LOVE by T. Winski or SPLINTERS by G. Molda don’t even exhaust the list. In a section of documentary films one cannot miss ANIA and KRZYSZTOF KRAWCZYKWHOLE MY LIFE by K. Kuczkowski and M. Bandurski, SIMONA by N. Koryncka-Gruz, THE BALCONY MOVIE by P. Lozinski, INA BENITA. TWO LIVES by J. Papis, or THE SIEGE OF WARSAW by E. Starky. A huge memorable event at the upcoming fest will be a premiere screening of THE GREAT WAY by the acclaimed director of Dybbuk M. Waszynski, the first Polish postwar movie, brilliantly restored digitally by National Filmoteque, FINA. The accompanying exhibition is on view for a whole duration of the festival.

The PFFA program is a subject to change without a prior notice. There still may be late additions to the official line-up.

The Official VIP Opening Night Gala Screening is scheduled for Saturday, November 5, 2022 at 8:00 P.M. in AMC NewCity 14 (1500 North Clybourn Ave. by North Ave. in Lincoln Park, Chicago). Parking is discounted with validation. The Opening Night Gala Reception (full bar included) with stars of Polish film in attendance will proceed the screening from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. at the Society for Arts (1112 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago). Free parking is limited. Outstanding local musicians will perform. Invitation to both events is $ 88.00 and can be purchased HERE. Number of invitations for sale is very limited.

The Closing Night Gala and Award Ceremony will take place in the same auditorium on Sunday, November 20 at 3:00 P.M. Invitation costs $ 35.00 and can be purchased HERE.

In addition to AMC NewCity 14, regular PFFA screenings will be held in well-known AMC Rosemont 12 (9701 N. Bryn Mawr Ave., Rosemont), AMC Village Crossing 18 (7000 N. Carpenter Ave. by Central Ave., Skokie), and Gallery Theatre (1112 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago), the festival’s primary location for showings of documentary films. The luxury screening place also hosts art gallery. The theatres offer a free parking.

Selected films will be available by streaming online.

Occasional screenings are planned for another cultural centers, schools and universities in Illinois and Indiana. Selected films will be available by streaming online.

Most popular among PFFA audiences Festival Pass valid for seven individually selected films in any theatre provides substantial savings compared to buying single tickets. Its price is $ 88.00 and is available for purchase HERE. For more information, call the PFFA at 773-486-9612, visit the official website www.pffamerica.com or send an e-mail to pffamerica@pffamerica.com

The 34th Polish Film Festival in America is organized by The Society for Arts, a non for profit 501 c (3) organization. Major sponsors are Startech Glass and Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Poland

All donations to PFFA are tax-exempt.

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