THE SECRET OF LITTLE ROSE opens 35th Polish Film Festival in America!Saturday, November 4 – Sunday, November 19, 2023
The 35th 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 4 to Sunday, November 19, 2023, in prominent venues in the Chicagoland.
A new thrilling movie from one of the best Polish filmmakers Jan Kidawa-Blonski THE SECRET OF LITTLE ROSE (ROZYCZKA 2) will open the 35th PFFA. The internationally-acclaimed artist is known for such great pictures as ”Little Rose”, ”Stars”, ”Destined for Blues”, ”Diary in a Marble”. Most of his films were showed in Chicago. „Little Rose” won PFFA Golden Teeth Award for the best movie in 2010 while „Stars” received the PFFA President’s Award in 2017. „Little Rose” also received a great number of prestigious awards worldwide
|Joanna Warczewska, daughter of an eminent writer, is at the peak of her life. Her thriving political career and family happiness are instantly destroyed by a terrorist attack in which her beloved husband is killed. When fate gives her a new chance in life, another blow hits her. Someone sends her photos and documents undermining her family ties and suggesting that her mother has collaborated with the Security Service in the past. Joanna decides to conduct a historical investigation on her own and unravel the mystery that casts a shadow on her family. What she discovers not only makes her look at her mother in a completely different way, but will also make her find her own identity. Joanna will be forced to face the blackmailer herself and make a choice that will change her life forever.
Truly spendid star cast includes Magdalena Boczarska (in a double role), Robert Wieckiewicz, Janusz Gajos, Maria Seweryn, Pawel Malaszynski. Script was written by Maciej Karpinski and Agatha Dominik, cinematography is a work of Lukasz Gutt, music composed by Bartosz Chajdecki. Produced by Monolith Films. Running time is 106 min.
Director and stars of the Opening Movie are expected at the premiere screening.
The Opening Night program includes a special presentation of a US trailer of the lost comedy „Bolek and Lolek” (1936) starring Adolf Dymsza in a double role, a harbinger of ”The Best Comedies of Michal Wyszynski,” the program co-organized by FINA along with a photo exhibition promoting the event.
The Official VIP Opening Night Gala Screening will take place on Saturday, November 4, 2023 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 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. The Opening Night invitations can be purchased HERE.
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 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 theatres offer free parking.
Most popular among PFFA audiences Festival Pass valid for seven individually selected films in any theatre provides substantial savings compared to buying single tickets. The Pass excludes Opening and Closing Nights. Its price is $88.00 and is available for purchase HERE.
The 35th Polish Film Festival in America is organized by The Society for Arts, a non for profit 501 c (3). Major sponsors are Polish Tourism Organization, Chicago Tribune, Star-Tech Glass.