Six films, including features and documentaries, will be screened from November 12 to 14 at the Valhöll Cinema in Eskifjörður. The festival “Polskar kvikmyndir á Eskifirði” will also feature offers for the youngest viewers.
The event will be opened by Polish-Icelandic production “Wolka”Directed by Árni Ólafur Ásgeirsson with Olga Boładź in the lead role. Here is a young woman on parole release from prison and sets out to find someone who is important to her. Fate brings her to Iceland. The film is kept in the atmosphere of the best Scandinavian crime novels.
On the same day, viewers will also be able to see a documentary by Bartłomiej Błaszczyński “Seal story“. The film tells the story of Jakub who unexpectedly spent a lockdown in Iceland. The picture deserves special attention because of its implementation – the protagonist took pictures with a mobile phone and contacted the director via the Internet. The documentary was shown at film festivals all over Poland.
“Trouble 2”Is a proposal for the youngest viewers, but the criminal scandal and adventures of the main characters will delight and amuse all viewers, regardless of age!
Another title presented at the festival in Eskifjörður will be “Sweat”Directed by Magnus von Horn. The selection committee of the Cannes Festival wrote about this production: (…) it is a moving and expressive portrait of the Polish influencer. Extremely contemporary film about a new kind of loneliness in the times of social media. Magnus comes from Sweden, but has been living and making his films in Poland for many years. Just like Árni Ólafur Ásgeirsson, he studied at the Lodz Film School.
Document produced by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute “Art of freedom”Is an offer for all mountain lovers. The film presents the history of Polish Himalayan mountaineering and portraits of leading climbers, including Wanda Rutkiewicz and Jerzy Kukuczka.
The program could not miss the classic Polish comedy! On the last day of the festival, viewers will be able to watch “Cruise”, A cult film directed by Marek Piwowski with the icon of Polish cinema, Stanisław Tym, in the lead role. If the weather is good, the film will be presented in “beautiful natural surroundings” in the swimming pool, from which you can enjoy the view of the Hólmatindur peak. It is this mountain and the ship of “The voyage“We watch the events on the poster.
More information on the repertoire can be found HERE.
The organizer of the festival is Olga Jabłońska, a graduate of the Film School in Łódź and Menningarstofa Fjarðabyggðar. The event is part of the annual Fjarðabyggð grant for cultural activities.