Ciak Polska film festival starts in Rome
PR dla Zagranicy
The fifth-ever Ciak Polska Polish film festival has launched in Rome.
The festival started with a screening of The Shadow Line, a Polish-British production directed by the late Polish director Andrzej Wajda, based on the book of the same name by Joseph Conrad. It was followed by a screening of a Ridley Scott film based on another book by the same author, entitled The Duellists.
The festival was organised by Agnieszka Bender of the Polish Institute in Rome who said: “This year is the year of [Joseph] Conrad Korzeniowski. We decided to dedicate part of our festival to the remarkable author who in Italy is often assumed was a Brit”.
The festival will showcase 25 films over five days, including the acclaimed Wołyń by Wojciech Smarzowski, The Last Family (Ostatnia rodzina) by Jan P. Matuszyński, and Elwira Niewiera and Piotr Rosołowski's documentary about Polish director Michał Waszyński, entitled The Prince and the Dybbuk, which received an award at this year's Venice Film Festival. (vb/pk)