Kinoteka 2018 x 100 Years of Polish Independence
2018 is a historic and significant year for Poland as it celebrates 100 Years since the country regained its independence.
As part of this unique celebration, KINOTEKA brings you a hand-selected collection of films that were made less than 20 years after the emancipation of the country. This curated programme includes dramas, comedies and rare Polish silent films. Love Manoeuvres (1935) (11 March, Regent Street Cinema) follows two people who do what they can to get out of their arranged marriage, double-billed with Is Lucyna A Girl? (1934) about a young woman who defies social norms to become an engineer. Ognisko Polskie in Exhibition Road plays host to a special screening of Bestia AKA The Polish Dancer (1917) Polish cinema’s rare silent classic starring Pola Negri. The film will be followed by an immersive 1920s style ballroom party, featuring special cocktails, DJs and dancing to an exclusively tailored playlist courtesy of DiscMuseum.
The KINOTEKA Polish Film festival is presented by the Polish Cultural Institute in London in partnership with Pola Arts Foundation, co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, with support of NP/SP Film.