Piotr Szczepański, Poland, 2021, 77min
Miriam Synger is a strong woman in a patriarchal society. She is struggling for her identity as an orthodox Jewess wanting to live in contemporary Poland. She is a mother of five children who has a mission. She wants to prove that Jewish life is still possible in Poland. Coming from an assimilated Polish family, she is a third generation Holocaust survivor. And she believes that Poland is not a big cemetery.
In her twenties she decided to go back to het roots - changed her lifestyle and her name becoming a member of the Jewish Ortho[...]
20.11, Saturday | 15:00 | Muzeum POLIN
Fernando Grostein Andrade, Brazil / USA, 2019, 85min
Abe is a 12-year-old boy from Brooklyn who cooks to unite his half Israeli and half Palestinian family, but everything goes wrong. "Abe" is a 12-year-old half Israeli and half Palestinian kid from Brooklyn driven by his passion for food, who has never had a dinner without a family fight. Abe escapes from a stupid summer cooking camp and is mentored by the Afro Brazilian Chef "Chico", who specializes in serving fusion food at pop up food fairs. One side of the family prefers to call him "Avraham" (in Hebrew), the other side "Ibrahim" (in Arab), while his agnostic atheist parents call him "Abraham", in English. But he prefers Abe, just Abe.
19.11, Friday | 18:00 | VOD.Warszawa.pl
Oren Gerner, Israel, 2019, 88min
Meir is an indispensable person. Meir is always eager to share his expertise. Meir, the mainstay of the local community. Or so he thinks. At 68, the former Israeli commando struggles to accept the passage of time. Playing with our expectations and throbbing with underlying tension, this is a true small great movie. A debut feature with the director's parents as semi-fictional versions of themselves and actual family footage cleverly blended in.
16.11, Tuesday | 20:00 | Kino HELIOS Blue City
Aleksander Ford , Poland, 1948 , 115min
In the words of the director himself “this is a film about ordinary people against the background of great historical events.” The story of a group of children from Polish and Jewish families living on Border St. in Warsaw. Difficult, moving and cruel Polish-Jewish relations, recounted by a filmmaker who was extremely attuned to social problems. A film report from the border between two worlds – the “Aryan” side, and the ghetto. Starring Mieczysława Ćwiklińska and Jerzy Leszczyński, with Ida Kamińska as a supporting actress.
20.11, Saturday | 13:30 | WJFF.pl
ALEKSANDER FORD, POLAND / RFN, 1958, 83min
The film, which met with negative reviews from critics, was shelved for nearly 25 years, during which time it grew into a sort of legend. It is based on a story by Marek Hłasko, the cult writer portraying the pessimistic world of the lower classes, cynical and demoralized individuals blindly groping for feelings they are unable to reciprocate. When Ósmy dzień tygodnia was finally shown in Poland, it turned out not to have stood the test of time. It remains a work of value, however, if only for the superb acting of Zbigniew Cybulski.
16.11, Tuesday | 20:00 | Kino AMONDO
Aleksander Ford , Poland, 1954, 110min
The drama of a generation that grew up during the war and cannot find their bearings in the new moral order. Warsaw, a ruined city in which the underground still provides an outlet for young men habituated to war, is also a place where deep feelings surface. The motion picture is one of the first films featuring Tadeusz Łomnicki.
SPECIAL EVENT: ALEKSANDER FORD RETROSPECTIVE
Aleksander Ford - a man of contradiction. A pre-war socialist, he became a protege of the communist regime after the war. Highly regarded for his outs[...]