The capital’s Relax cinema which hosted premieres such as ‘Star Wars’ and Andrzej Wajda’s ‘The Promised Land’ has been reborn as Scena Relax, a venue for comedy, concerts and theatrical productions and is once again the cultural centre at the heart of Warsaw.
Using long-lost archive footage and contemporary interviews, filmmakers have pieced together a rich tapestry to retell the story of Władysław Kozakiewicz, the first person who “dared make that gesture against the entire mite of the Soviets and on their home ground,”
The film, ‘Gruba Kaśka’, focuses on the modest molluscs who live at the titular Gruba Kaśka (Fat Kathy) pumping station, which stands in the River Wisła, and helps provide millions of litres of water for the Polish capital.
The 35th Warsaw Film Festival will start on Friday afternoon with a screening of an international production "The Barefoot Emperor" directed by Jessica Woodworth and Peter Brosens.
This year's 34th Warsaw Film Festival will feature 190 films (short, medium and full-length) and take place on October 12-21. The organisers have planned dozens of world, European and Polish premieres.
Warsaw Film Festival is the biggest film festiwal in Poland. The first edition took place in 1985. The idea was to show foreign people new movies made by polish directors. Nowadays WFF is a huge event, gathering many people from around the world.