The 33rd Polish Film Festival in America, the world’s most extensive annual showcase of Polish film outside of Poland will open in a month with BACK THEN, a new enormously funny comedy by the internationally-acclaimed film director Kinga Debska (These Daughters of Mine, Plan B, Playing Hard).

The VIP Opening Gala will take place in AMC Village Crossing 18 (7000 N. Carpenter Ave. & Central Ave., Skokie) on Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 8:00 PM. All attendees will receive special gifts. The screening will be preceded by VIP Gala Reception at the Society for Arts (1112 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago) from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. It will be attended by celebrities of Polish and American cinema (tentative). Live music by Chicago’s favorite Rio Bamba.

Both AMC Village Crossing 18 and Society for Arts offer ample free parking. The additional parking for the VIP Gala reception is available by Holy Trinity Church (entrance from Division St.), 3 minute walking distance from the Society for Arts building.

Marta is a romantic and a school loser. She shares a room with her sister Kasia and her grandma who tells her granddaughters stories from the Warsaw Uprising instead of fairy tales. Her parents, Tadek and Elzbieta live in the adjacent room. He is an educated person, constantly humiliated by the system, secretly envious of his opulent brother-in-law. She is the leader of her workplace “Solidarity”, with a need for freedom and a dream of finally making it out of Poland. However, for the whole family true emotions start once a dream orange Fiat 126p parks in front of their apartment building. The world opens up…

The film is starring absolute top actors of Polish screen: Kinga Preis, Adam Woronowicz, Ewa Wisniewska. Andrzej Wojciechowski  is a Director of Photography, music is composed by Michal Novinski. The producer is Zbigniew Domagalski of Kalejdoskop Film Studio. Both director and producer are expected to appear on stage.

Invitations for VIP Gala Opening can be be purchased HERE, or by calling 773-486-9612. For additional information you can check the official website:

A full schedule of the 33rd PFFA screenings will be announced on October 11th.

The 33rd Polish Film Festival in America is possible thanks to a generous support from the Ministry of  Culture, National Heritage and Sport of the Republic of Poland, Polish Film Institute, Star-Tech Glass, Inc., Hilton Hotels, Copernicus Foundation, Society for Arts, and numerous other prestigious individual and corporate donors.

To see Polish language version please click HERE

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