Thrilling first weekend program of the 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 three prominent venues in the Chicagoland.

The first weekend of the 35th PFFA offers truly exciting program. Besides THE SECRET OF LITTLE ROSE by Jan Kidawa-Blonski at the Opening Night on Saturday, November 4th with stars and director appearing in person, the following day, Sunday, November 5th will bring two spendid, uplifting films. At 3:00 PM. Chicago’s favorite director Kinga Debska (These Daughter of Mine, Back Then) will present her most recent FEAST OF FIRE with extraordinary roles of very young Paulina Pytlak and acclaimed Kinga Preiss, both awarded at Gdynia Film Festival last month. It will be followed by FILIP, a new comedy/drama by Michal Kwiecinski (We Are Going to the Movies Tomorrow, Bodo), based on a novel by a famous writer Leopold Tyrmand, awarded „Silver Lions” at Gdynia. Amazing actors, Paulina Pytlak and Robert Wieckiewicz (TBC), are expected to meet audiences at both screenings. All shows on the first weekend take place in New City14 cinema (1500 North Clybourn by North Ave.). Parking is discounted with a ticket validation.

Both FEAST OF FIRE and FILIP are eligible for a Festival Pass admission. The Pass for 7 selected movies (except Opening, Closing and special screenings) costs $ 88, and can be purchased HERE. .

Over the second festival weekend films will be presented in AMC Village Crossing 18 (7000 N. Carpenter Ave. by Central Ave., Skokie); and from Tuesday, November 7th, the screenings also will be held everyday (except for Mondays) in Gallery Theatre (1112 North Milwaukee Ave., Chicago). Both theatres offer a free parking.

The Closing Night Gala and Award Ceremony will take place in AMC NewCity14 on Sunday, November 19 at 3:00 P.M. Invitation costs $ 35.00, and it’s available HERE

For more information, please call the PFFA at 773-486-9612, visit the official website or send an e-mail to

The 35th Polish Film Festival in America is organized by The Society for Arts, a non for profit 501 c (3) organization. Major sponsors are Star-Tech Glass, FINA Polish Film Archives, Chicago Tribune.

All donations to PFFA are tax-exempt.

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