SCREENINGS SCHEDULE

LUBLIN FILM FESTIVAL 2018

PROGRAMME

FESTIVAL VENUES:

Centre for Culture in Lublin, 12 Peowiakow St.:

- Main Performance Room (ground floor)

- Screening Room (first floor)

- Festival Club “The Anteater”

Academic Culture Centre “Chatka Żaka”,

16 Radziszewskiego St.

Galeria Labirynt, 5 Księdza Jerzego Popiełuszki St.

03.11.2018 SATURDAY

MAIN PERFORMANCE ROOM

16:00-17:20

ATYPICAL PAIRS

Lost Exile, dir. Fisnik Maxhuni (Switzerland, Kosovo) 2016, 29’

Emir works as a people smuggler between Serbia and Hungary. This time he has to drive a young woman from Kosovo across the border. Emir’s employers want to turn her over to a prostitution ring. Emir struggles with the greatest moral dilemma in his life. Film awarded at Locarno IFF. Polish premiere.

Invisibly, dir. Áron Szentpéteri (Hungary) 2017, 30’

Two people meet at an invisible exhibition. As time goes on, they become closer. But will they be able to go beyond their own limitations? Film presented at Cannes Film Festival.

Not even a line, dir. Víctor E.D. Somoza (Spain) 2017, 17’

As they do every afternoon Encarna and Rosario meet up in their neighbourhood café. However, today is a special day. Today they’ll be changing their usual conversation topics. Polish premiere.

17:30-19:00

MASTERS OF GENRE

Kapitalistis, dir. Pablo Muñoz Gómez (Belgium, France) 2017, 14’

Christmas is coming and the 5-year-old son of Georges, a rather poor courier, dreams about a new school bag. Sadly, the most expensive one in the shop… Film awarded at Locarno IFF among others and nominated to European Film Award.

The Beetle at the End of the Street, dir. Joan Vives Lozano (Spain) 2017, 19’

Amadeo lives in a small village with his father-in-law. One day Lolín, a fishmonger, has a vision while decapitating an eel: Amadeo has only seven days to live. Film presented at Clermont-Ferrand SFF. Polish premiere.

Family for Sale, dir. Sebastien Petretti (Belgium) 2017, 14’

Xav is born into a family of sex shop owners. When he’s 18 at last, he decides to make some changes in his life. Polish premiere.

White, dir. David Moya (United Kingdom) 2017, 15’

A white man arrives at the Transition Centre Plus after dying of food poisoning in a cruise. There he is informed that he cannot be white in his next life. This triggers a ridiculous conversation. Polish premiere.

Ready to Assemble, dir. Astrid Thorvaldsen, Erik Paulsen (Norway) 2017, 21’

Rune and Pernille suddenly find their living room table inexplicably broken, so they go shopping. They don’t realise that they are the subjects of a conspiracy. Polish premiere.

19:10-20:50

MASTERS OF THEME PT. 1

Aaba, dir. Amar Kaushik (India) 2016, 22’

A farmer learns that he’s got lung cancer and in a couple of weeks he’s going to die. So he starts to dig his grave. But life will surprise him one more time. Film awarded at Berlinale.

Sweet Home Czyżewo, dir. Jakub Radej (Poland) 2017, 28’

A day in the life of a man who, after a 3-year-long economical migration in the US, comes back to his hometown to set up a business – the deal of his life. Will he manage to repair his relationship with Krysia, his old flame? Film awarded at KFDF „Młodzi i film”.

A Siege, dir. István Kovács (Hungary) 2018, 23’

A lonely woman in war-torn Sarajevo embarks on a journey to find water and neither her neighbours nor sniper fire can stop her. Student Academy Award nominee. Polish premiere.

Cavello, dir. Sven Bresser (Netherlands) 2016, 23’

Kai and Thomas, two 12-year-old friends, are inseparable. Their bond is strong, until a new girl steps into their classroom and catches Thomas' eye. Film nominated to Tuschinski Award. Polish premiere.

21:00-22:10

CRAZY YOUTH

Dogmeat, dir. Kseniya Tischenko (Russian Federation) 2017, 31’

Three young men embark on a crazy journey. They arrive at an abandoned house and make dinner. When one of them tells the rest that they’ll eat dog meat, the youngest of the three starts a mutiny. People Choice Award at IFF Etiuda&Anima.

Carnation, Lily, Rose, dir. Maju de Paiva (Brazil) 2018, 20’

Ce, a chubby 8-year-old girl, stumbles upon a body of a dead woman. The corpse drastically changes the lives of both the girl and her older sister, Sara. Polish premiere.

The Noise of the Light, dir. Valentin Petit (France) 2018, 23’

Pablo and Marius make a disturbing discovery about their childhood friend Lou: she appears to be able to synthesise into sound the light she is exposed to. But as she soon becomes an instrument of their musical experiences, her gift turns into a sort of a curse… Polish premiere.

SCREENING ROOM

10:00-11:30

LITTLE ANTEATERS 6+

The Cloud and the Whale, dir. Alyona Tomilova (Russian Federation) 2016, 4’

A story about the friendship between a small Cloud and a big Whale. Film presented at Animafest Zagreb.

Seesaw, dir. Cha Yoo-kyung (Republic of Korea) 2017, 10’

A girl wants to make a friend her own age. But it is not as easy as she thought. Film awarded at Clermont-Ferrand SFF.

Island, dir. Max Mörtl, Robert Löbel (Germany) 2017, 3’

On a small island, a bunch of exotic creatures keeps running into each other. Film presented at Warsaw Film Festival, KLIK! AAF and StopTrik IFF.

The Sky Painter, dir. Angel Chong Shao Wen, Cheryl Hooi Li Feng, Shirley Tan Shi Yi, Tan Wei Lin (Singapore) 2017, 5’

Can children's drawings on the walls change the world?

Sheep Tricks, dir. Sylvia Unglaub (Germany) 2017, 5’

A flower enthusiast and a hungry sheep stand against each other. However, the object of their desire turns out to be a big surprise for both parties. Polish premiere.

WORKSHOPS FOR FAMILIES

workshops in Polish

12:30-14:00

LITTLE ANTEATERS 12+

How Tommy Lemenchick Became a Grade 7 Legend, dir. Bastien Alexandre (Canada) 2017, 10’

Ophelia is an 11-year-old girl who lives with a complex: she’s never been kissed. First, find a suitable candidate. Second, orchestrate a situation that will lead to her first kiss. Film presented at Tribeca Film Festival. Polish premiere.

White Silence, dir. Kim Hyo-Mi (Republic of Korea) 2016, 14’

Mi-joo invites her friends to her house for her birthday. But they decide to go play with Tofu, Hyun-ji’s dog. The jealous Mi-joo kidnaps Tofu. Film presented at Annecy IAFF. Polish premiere.

Cat Days, dir. Jon Frickey (Germany) 2018, 11’

Jiro feels sick, so his father takes him to the doctor's. She diagnoses… a cat flu. Film presented at Berlinale. Polish premiere.

White Spirit, dir. Aude Thuries (France) 2017, 25’

Avoiding moments of awkward silence in conversations is an art in its own right. And Mr White’s job is creating them… Film presented at Palm Springs IFF.

Flower Found!, dir. Jorn Leeuwerink (Netherlands) 2017, 7’

A beautiful red flower grows in the middle of the forest. When it suddenly disappears, the Mouse decides to find it. Awarded at KLIK! AAF. Polish premiere.

WORKSHOPS FOR FAMILIES

workshops in Polish

18:00-19:30

MASTERS OF FEATURE FILMS

Winter Flies, dir. Olmo Omerzu (Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia) 2018, 85’

Mára and Heduš get into a stolen car to visit on of the boys’ grandfather. While driving the old Audi, first they try to impress one another and then a girl that they’ve meet by the road. This road movie with a roguish twist was awarded for direction at Karlovy Vary IFF. Czech candidate for the Oscars.

20:00-22:30

KINOEATERS POWER 2018 – FINAL SCREENING

Multimedia presentation of works made in Lublin from 29th October 2018 by creators of various media forms from all around the world (including short films, video games and VR games). VR goggles presentation included. More info – http://kinokabaret.pl.

FESTIVAL CLUB “THE ANTEATER”

10:00-16:00

Film workshop for youth. Event in Polish.

18:00-19:30

LFF AND FRIENDS:

UFF 2018 FILMS SCREENING

Unia Film Festival (UFF) has been around for 8 years now and during that time it has become a national short film competition for teenagers. The UFF final is held in The Centre for Culture in Lublin each spring, the festival’s awards go to young up-and-coming filmmakers. Apart from the contest, UFF offers a variety of educational events aimed at teenagers, including film workshops, debates and meetings with professional filmmakers.

21:00-22:30

STAND UP

Monologues seem like a boring waste of time. Stand-up comedy is a form of monologue as well, but one that has nothing to do with boredom! Come and see who will make you laugh till you cry at our Festival Club. Event in Polish.

04.11.2018 SUNDAY

MAIN PERFORMANCE ROOM

17:00-18:20

WOMEN ON WOMEN

Marlon, dir. Jessica Palud (France) 2017, 19’

Marlon is visiting her mother in jail for the first time since her imprisonment. The young girl, protected by her family and relatives, stubbornly believes that her mother is still her childhood heroine... Film presented at Clermont-Ferrand SFF and TIFF. Polish premiere.

A Strange Country, dir. Laura Pousa (Spain) 2018, 21’

A story of a friendship of two women, who have more differences between them than they have in common. Polish premiere.

Pola, dir. Edyta Rembała (Poland) 2017, 20’

11-year-old Pola, cannot accept her mother’s decision to leave home for work abroad. When the woman leaves, Pola decides to run away. She takes her sick, younger sister with her. Film presented at PFF in Gdynia.

The Age of Aquarius, dir. Fanni Szilágyi (Hungary) 2016, 20’

Four women take a trip to Transylvania, because child of one of them should be born at that exact place. But destiny knows better… Polish premiere.

18:30-20:00

MASTERS OF EMOTIONS PT. 1

Little Hands, dir. Rémi Allier (France) 2017, 15’

Leo is the son of the director of an industrial plant. When employees find out that management is about to close the factory, a radical worker abducts Leo to have leverage in negotiations. Film awarded at Brussels SFF. Polish premiere.

My Name is Julita, dir. Filip Dzierżawski (Poland) 2017, 28’

Julitas’ mother was sentenced for killing her husband and son. She does not want to stay in touch with her daughter. Julita makes an attempt to join a programme for prison mediators and confront with her mother. Film presented at Krakow Film Festival.

Finche' c'e' il mare, dir. Francesco De Giorgi (Italy) 2017, 23’

Antonio is coming back home. He must talk to his best friend Sandro. They haven't seen each other since a tragic event changed their life forever. But now, Antonio knows something could happen soon. Rome Film Award. Polish premiere.

Nothing Really Happened, dir. Sándor Csoma (Hungary) 2017, 25’

Kata lives with her husband and their 12-year-old son, Peti, in a housing estate. Everything seems idyllic, but one day something terrible happens to the boy. The parents have one night to decide how to handle it. Polish premiere.

20:10-21:40

SCHOOL OF LIFE

The Good Education, dir. Gu Yu (France) 2017, 30’

The final exams are getting close. Peipei, abandoned by her parents, scapegoat of her classmates and teachers, is a young aspiring artist. She has never conformed to the rules of the institution.

Silent Mode, dir. Lena Lanskih (Russian Federation/) 2017, 18’

A teenager despised by her peers wants to finally become a woman. She’s ready to sacrifice a lot to make her dream come true. Polish premiere.

Superpower Girl, dir. Soo-Young Kim (Republic of Korea) 2017, 24’

Mina is in the top of her class, the center of attention of everyone. Juri is the total opposite. One day, Mina can't seem to close her eyelids, while Juri discovers her hidden powers. Polish premiere.

Aquathlon, dir. Alexey Shabarov (Russian Federation) 2017, 16’

Mother sings up her son for an unusual swimming training. After the first class, the teenager decides to defy his overbearing coach. Film presented at Clermont-Ferrand SFF. Polish premiere.

SCREENING ROOM

14:00-16:00

INDEPENDENT MEDIA PRODUCTIONS DISTRIBUTION: WORKSHOP

Whatever media production you plan to create - film or game - you need to start thinking about the audience for your project at the concept stage. We will talk about various phases of work on a project: pre-production, promotion and distribution. Workshop in English. More info – http://kinokabaret.pl.

17:00-18:30

FILM LUBLINERS: GRZEGORZ SZCZEPANIAK

The Ugliest Car, dir. Grzegorz Szczepaniak (Poland) 2017, 47’

Bogdan, 70, has nothing but a 51-year-old Wartburg, officially named The Ugliest Car in Poland, and nobody but his 94-year-old mother, Kazimiera, whom he takes on trips around the country in his rusty old car whenever he can. “The Ugliest Car” is a documentary road movie that, in a funny and warm way, shows a mother and son relationship. It talks about the need to be with each other, the moments of anger as well as the moments of happiness, and a cheerful, if a bit crazy, end of a life lived together.

Q&A WITH THE DIRECTOR AFTER THE SCREENING

19:30-21:15

MASTERS OF FEATURE FILMS

The Song of Sway Lake, dir. Ari Gold (USA) 2017, 94’

A vintage vinyl records collector and his Russian partner arrive at the former’s family villa overlooking the picturesque Sway lake. He wants to acquire his late father’s most valuable record. But an unexpected visit from his grandmother, with whom he’s in conflict, complicates everything. Film presented at Los Angeles Film Festival. Polish premiere.

FESTIVAL CLUB “THE ANTEATER”

18:00-19:00

POLISH CINEMA FOR THE CENTENARY OF REGAINING INDEPENDENCE

Miracle on the Vistula, dir. Ryszard Bolesławski (Poland) 1921, 53’

It is winter of 1919. While the front line of Polish-Russian war moves along the Eastern Borderlands, the life in a remote village of Kręzy goes on in a calm and monotonous manner. As springs somes along, the Bolsheviks arrive in the village and take over the Granowskis’ manor. Meanwhile the Polish Army fights the Red Army in the vicinity. Soon, the front line moves towards Warsaw…

The film screening will be accompanied by live music by Czuła Obserwacja band.

21:30-23:00

OLY. CONCERT

This Sunday your ears will be taken care of by Oly. and her accompaniment. The artists will present their works in new arrangements, as well as recent material fresh out the oven.

Oly. is a singer-songwriter gifted with extraordinary sensibility and composing talent. She creates alternative music. Her first album “Home” debuted in 2015. The video for the song “Growing Young” of that album was screened at many prestigious festivals, such as SXSW 2018 in Austin, USA. Oly. wrote and sang songs for the Polish film “Double Trouble”. She collaborated with artists like: Low Roar, Andrzej Smolik, and Fismoll.

The band’s lineup: Oly. - vocals, ukulele; Andrzej Konieczny - drums, electronics; Fryderyk Szulgit - guitar, recorder; Marcin Zimmer - base guitar.

Oly.’s new album is out this Autumn.

05.11.2018 MONDAY

MAIN PERFORMANCE ROOM

17:00-18:35

MASTERS OF THEME PT. 2

Heimat, dir. Emi Buchwald (Poland) 2017, 24’

Five members of a rather peculiar family meet at a police station. Three grown-up children have to testify against the man who beat up their father. Film presented at Camerimage IFF and PFF in Gdynia.

Collapsed Lung, dir. Ambrus Fatér (Hungary) 2017, 27’
András is a doctor in his late 50s. His detailed, lonely life is turned upside down with the arrival of an old Syrian refugee. Without understanding each other's languages, an unlikely friendship starts. Film presented at Camerimage IFF.

Schoolyard Blues, dir. Maria Eriksson-Hecht (Sweden) 2017, 17’

It's John's first day at school. Unexpectedly his 11-year-old big brother Mika shows up to escort him to assembly and teach John the hard facts of the school world. Film awarded at Nashville Film Festival.

Mary, dir. Juraj Primorac (Croatia) 2016, 29’

Marinko is an assistant worker in the tow-away service. He lives in a cheap rented flat and has only one friend. But his life is not normal at all. Recently, he has been having visions of the Virgin Mary everywhere.

18:45-20:30

MASTERS OF OFFBEAT FILMS

Mildly Salty, dir. Zoltán Nagy (Hungary) 2017, 24’

Anita, a 40-year-old waitress works hard to fulfil her dream of leaving Hungary for good, but instead she makes someone else's dream come true. Polish premiere.

Hoissuru, dir. Armand Rovira (Spain) 2017, 19’

Hiroko suffers a sharp pain inside her head caused by a specific sound frequency. Is there any solution to that? Polish premiere.

Global Terroir, dir. Théo Jollet (France) 2017, 24’

A band of young fellas ride to a party but they have trouble finding the location. On the road, they listen to a pirate radio that tells stories and other anecdotes about the locals. Polish premiere.

The Day the Dogs Disappeared, dir. Ruth Mellaerts & Boris Kuijpers (Belgium) 2017, 19’

The French bulldog of the Haese family disappears. While procedures of the National Security Agency enter into force, a sense of fear is slowly creeping into the family’s live. What was once familiar, gradually becomes uncanny. Polish premiere.

M.A.M.O.N. (Monitor Against Mexicans Over Nationwide), dir. Alejandro Damiani (Uruguay) 2016, 6’

Latinos start falling from the sky to the desert on the Mexico-US border divided by an enormous wall. A hilarious war breaks out between a Trump-like mecha robot and several stereotypical Mexican Latinos.

20:40-22:05

LOVE HAS MANY NAMES

Cubeman, dir. Linda Dombrovszky (Hungary) 2017, 19’

An elderly man is made to retire and his life takes a dramatic turn, when he realises that he cannot finish the work of his life. Polish premiere.

Herculanum, dir. Arthur Cahn (France) 2016, 20’

Three dates. Two men. A rumbling volcano. Film presented at Clermont-Ferrand SFF. Polish premiere.

The Babysitter, dir. Helli Hardy (Israel/) 2017, 19’

Yafit works as a babysitter in a hotel in Eilat. When Ron, an old unfulfilled love from her past, comes there for vacation, the two meet again. He asks Yatif for a favour. Film awarded at Montreal WFF. Polish premiere.

Happiness, dir. Maciej Buchwald (Poland) 2018, 24’

Three people who try to achieve success, peace and love. But sometimes to become happy you need… luck. Film presented at Krakow Film Festival and PFF in Gdynia.

SCREENING ROOM

17:00-19:00

YOUNG AND GIFTED

“Young and Gifted” is a very special screening for us. It is with great pleasure, that we present the beginnings of directors who are now considered the new major talent of Polish cinematography. These films were shown at previous editions of the Festival. We’re very happy that together with our audience we saw the skill of their authors years ago. Today, each and every one of them is an award-winning director of feature films. During almost 2 hours of the screening, you’ll have a chance to see short films by the film-makers behind productions such as: “Silent Night”, “Panic Attack”, “Kebab & Horoscope” and “Baby Bump”.

Evil Deeds, dir. Piotr Domalewski (Poland) 2016, 24’

Max, a 10-year-old son of a hospital cleaner, has been caught trying to steal a patient's wallet. The old pensioner decides not to report the theft, instead asks the boy to complete three tasks. Film presented at the 11th edition of our Festival.

Magma, dir. Paweł Maślona (Poland) 2013, 30’

Janusz is a salesman in a furniture shop. One day he accidentally destroys a pillow. This is the first ‘accident’ in the company since a very long time and he seems to be really upset about it. Or maybe there’s something else he’s upset about? Film presented at the 8th edition of our Festival.

Frozen stories, dir. Grzegorz Jaroszuk (Poland) 2011, 27’

A young girl and a boy work at the same supermarket. As the worst employees of the supermarket they are ordered to find purpose in their lives. All of a sudden, a popular television programme shows up to help them complete the task. The Audience Award at the 6th edition of our Festival.

Twist&Blood, dir. Kuba Czekaj (Poland) 2010, 30’

An 11-year-old known as Bellyboy is a laughing stock among his peers. His parents want to change him at all costs, get him to lose weight. But Bellyboy has his own way of releasing negative emotions… The Audience Award at the 5th edition of our Festival.

19:30-20:50

MASTERS OF FEATURE FILMS

A Heart of Love, dir. Łukasz Ronduda (Poland) 2017, 78’

She’s an artist avoiding labels, he’s a musician with a penchant for the experimental. A couple of outsiders with a lot in common. They live in a world of their own, where they can design and control everything. Everything but their emotions. Film screened at Berlinale, IFF Rotterdam, Edinburgh IFF and more.

ACADEMIC CULTURE CENTRE "CHATKA ŻAKA"

18:45-20:30

THIS IS A WOMEN’S WORLD

THE SCREENING IS PART OF CELEBRATION OF WOMEN’S RIGHTS YEAR

Short films are often a means of starting a discussion on important social issues. The centenary of Polish women getting the right to vote made us reflect on the situation and rights of women around the world. That is why we’ve prepared a screening of films that touch upon that subject in broad and varied ways. Most of them have never been shown in Poland before. After the screening, we’d like to invite you to a discussion led by Joanna Gładysz.

Like a Good Kid, dir. Arian Vazirdaftari (Iran) 2018, 20’

Sara is supposed to babysit Matin while his mother is at work. In the morning, the boy tells Sara a story of a fight with his mother. This leads to a series of events which will change them for the rest of their lives. Film presented at Cannes Film Festival. Polish premiere.

Unfair, but Reality, dir. Kang Shin Gyu (Republic of Korea) 2018, 16’

A student accuses a rich man of fraud. She can’t settle the dispute amicably, so she decides to ask a police patrol for help. Whose side will they take? European premiere.

Night Call, dir. Amanda Renee Knox (USA) 2017, 18’

When a Black female patrolling Inglewood gets called to a disturbance, she is forced to make an unprecedented decision. Polish premiere.

Cut, dir. Eva Sigurdardottir (Iceland) 2017, 18’

After being the victim of revenge porn, 17-year-old Chloe decides to enter a Fitness Model competition in order to change her image. How far will she go to redefine herself? Film presented at Helsinki IFF and Reykjavik IFF.

Bacha Posh, dir. Katia Scarton-Kim (Switzerland) 2018, 20’

Nadim, an Afghan boy, lives in the refugee camp in Calais with his family and helps his father at a shop. Nadim has a secret… Polish premiere.

Sin Cielo, dir. Jianna Maarten (USA) 2017, 25’

In the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, two teenagers pursue young love in a region where violence may be inescapable. Film awarded at Palm Springs IFF. Polish premiere.

FESTIVAL CLUB “THE ANTEATER”

10:00-24:00

ESCAPE ROOM

Are you a fan of riddles? Do you like mysteries? Escape room is a great way to immerse yourself in a world of conundrums and become a part of them. Come and see what it’s like to be a modern Sherlock Holmes.

06.11.2018 TUESDAY

MAIN PERFORMANCE ROOM

17:00-19:00

OFF WORLD

Off World is a screening supposed to paint a picture of certain cultural climates and social phenomenons, that we can only come across in a particular place in a particular part of the world. And it doesn’t matter, if the director used the formula of a documentary, a feature or an animation. The films of Off World are also their authors reaction to a given phenomenon that is intrinsic to the cinematography of a given region. That’s why we can experience the themes from different cultural backgrounds through their eyes rather than filtered by the western culture.

Screening curator: Andrzej Rusin

He Said "Mommy", dir. Arsen Agadjanyan (Russian Federation) 2017, 17’

A comedy seasoned with a mix of interesting ethnic Caucasian spices. We enter a traditional Georgian family home when they are becoming familiar with the social media world and its celebrities. Polish premiere.

Manicure, dir. Arman Fayaz (Iran) 2018, 14’

A Persian edition of a universal drama. A young woman who has committed suicide can’t be buried because of local tradition. But that doesn’t mean that her husband won’t have to perform his sad duty... Polish premiere.

Kampung Tapir, dir. Aw See Wee (Malaysia) 2017, 17’

Two young people live in a limbo between their home and family in Malaysia and jobs in Singapore. Polish premiere.

Borshch, dir. Apollinaria Tikhomirova (Russian Federation) 2017, 11’

There are no black and white situations during a civil war. Everyone can be good and bad at once. A day in a life of a commander of the unit stationed in the area of the former USSR. Polish premiere.

Russian Salad, dir. Eileen Hofer (Switzerland) 2017, 25’

A group of friends meet at a party after many years to talk about their youth during the Soviet times and perestroika. But what are there any common values from their past that they could drink a toast to? Polish premiere.

Elina, dir. Evelin Kachulin (Israel/) 2018, 13’

Elina is a daughter of a Russian immigrant. She would like to be like children at her school, but her mother doesn’t quite fit in in the new country. Polish premiere.

Douggy, dir. Matvey Fiks (USA) 2017, 19’

Douggy works as a driver for roadside assistance in a forgotten part of Brooklyn. He spends a couple of his nights shifts impatiently waiting for a very important call. Film presented at Locarno IFF and Moscow IFF. Polish premiere.

19:10-20:20

MASTERS OF OBSERVATION

Fire Mouth, dir. Luciano Pérez Fernández (Brazil) 2017, 9’

On a hot day in Brazil a football match is about to begin. Its live commentary is delivered by a very special person. Film presented at IDFA Amsterdam. Polish premiere.

Sisters, dir. Michał Hytroś (Poland) 2017, 19’

Behind a tall 800-year-old wall, in the oldest enclosed monastery in Poland, 12 sisters lead their lives. Film awarded at Krakow Film Festival.

Marked, dir. Jovan Dopudj (Serbia) 2017, 11’

While some sheep are being taken to the slaughterhouse, one of them manages to break free. But freedom has its minuses too… Film presented at Odense IFF.

The Good Fight, dir. Ben Holman (Brazil) 2017, 17’

Alan Duarte has lost nine close family members to gun violence in his favela community in Rio de Janeiro. Now, through his boxing project, he’s fighting to build a better future for his son and his community. Film awarded at Tribeca Film Festival.

The Pawnshop, dir. Julia Pełka (Poland) 2018, 10’

A day in the life of a Warsaw pawnshop owner. The only things more diverse than his stock, are his clients. Including one man who wants to buy a mobile phone. World premiere.

20:30-21:50

LIFE FOR DUMMIES

Leader, dir. Katia Priwieziencew, Igor Priwieziencew (Poland) 2018, 19’

A group of men oppressed by women join a course whose goal is to learn how to build healthy relationships. The coach turns out to have highly controversial methods...

Happiness Guide, dir. Sasha Potapova (Russian Federation) 2017, 15’

Four friends. One dinner. Different outlooks. Can this end well? Polish premiere.

Dregs, dir. Kordian Kądziela (Poland) 2017, 28’

Beata is a telephone fortune teller. Her life changes drastically, when one of her readings almost leads to a tragedy. Film presented at Krakow Film Festival and Warsaw Film Festival.

SCREENING ROOM

19:00-20:45

MASTERS OF FEATURE FILMS

Pomegranate Orchard, dir. Ilgar Najaf (Azerbaijan) 2017, 90’

A loose adaptation of Anton Chekov's “The Cherry Orchard”. After years of being away, Gabil returns to his family’s farm surrounded by a pomegranate orchard. In his absence, his father had been taking care of his wife and a little son. Will Gabil’s secrets from his past prevent him from getting back into his family? Film screened at Karlovy Vary IFF. Polish premiere.

ACADEMIC CULTURE CENTRE "CHATKA ŻAKA"

19:00-20:45

POLISH LEGENDS: ANDRZEJ WAJDA

POLISH LEGENDS is a new film cycle at which we would like to present Polish film-makers and their productions made abroad that, for various reasons, are not know in Poland. Andrzej Wajda seemed like an obvious choice for this cycle. He is the most well-known abroad Polish director, the majority of his films were shot in his homeland, and his death two years ago ended what was an era of Polish cinema that had lasted for over sixty years. What makes these screenings even more extraordinary is that none of the films we have chosen to show where ever put out in Poland either on a VHS, a DVD or a Blu-ray. Therefore our screenings are a one-in-a-million chance to familiarise yourself with unknown productions from Andrzej Wajda’s rich filmography.

Siberian Lady Macbeth, dir. Andrzej Wajda (Yugoslavia) 1962, 98’

“In my work on Siberian Lady Macbeth, I lacked a clear idea, a film "catchphrase"'. I understood that this could only be achieved by way of a dramatic operation, telling the story of the unfaithful murderess in a series of retrospective scenes incorporated in the main plot of the convicts' march to Siberia.! [...] However, the only lasting results of my labours are: the wonderful photography by Aca Sekulovic, the character of Sergei played by Ljuba Tadic with enormous commitment and talent, and the set decorations.”

Andrzej Wajda

FESTIVAL CLUB “THE ANTEATER”

18:00-24:00

HOUSE OF GAMES

There’s always something going on in ou Festival Club. This time, we’d like to invite you to an evening of board games. We’ve prepared many different titles for you and our volunteers will help you quickly learn what they’re all about. Take your friends or come alone. We won’t run out of fun.

07.11.2018 WEDNESDAY

MAIN PERFORMANCE ROOM

17:00-18:35

VERGE OF ADULTHOOD

Stepping across the threshold of adulthood is something that happens when a young person has to face their first serious problem. This screening presents various obstacles they encounter. And who’s better to illuminate the subject than young film-makers themselves?

Screening curator: Marcin Kwaśniewski

Large Soldier, dir. Noa Gusakov (Israel) 2017, 23’

It's 1973, war time in Israel, and all that 15-year-old Sherry wants is a boyfriend. A letter exchange with an unknown soldier makes her believe that it's going to be her first love. But what will happen when the imaginary soldier becomes real? Polish premiere.

A Cold Summer, dir. Ji Qiaowei (France) 2018, 17’

An ordinary summer day in the South of China, daily occupations of a mother and her son, separated by a wall. Can anything go wrong on a day like this? Polish premiere.

Garage at Night, dir. Daniel Daigle (Canada) 2017, 13’

Twelve months. Four seasons. Two brothers. And a garage at night. Canadian Screen Awards nomination. European premiere.

For You, dir. Katarzyna Wiśniowska (Poland) 2018, 17’

Marta is coming back home after three years of prestigious vocal studies in England. Now she needs to face everyone she had left behind to follow her dreams, including her ex-boyfriend. Film presented at PFF in Gdynia

Noam, dir. Adi Shinar (Israel) 2016, 23’

16-year-old Noam can't deal with her mum anymore and tries to find somewhere else to spend the night. Polish premiere.

18:45-20:15

MASTERS OF EMOTIONS PT. 2

Bond, dir. Bernadette Mayer (Hungary) 2017, 19’

Anna is an average 16-year-old girl who doesn't seem to get along with her mother. She is impatient, distant and in love. But one day something changes. Polish premiere.

Flesh of my Flesh, dir. Matthys Boshoff (South Africa) 2017, 24’

Annelie and Magnus seem like a happy marriage in spite of a tragic accident that took place 12 years earlier. But an anniversary dinner will bring long suppressed emotions to the surface. Film presented at Clermont-Ferrand SFF. Polish premiere.

Make Aliens Dance, dir. Sebastien Petretti (Belgium) 2018, 24’

Mike, Dan, Murphy and Lilli are going through a rough time in their lives. Mazzy, the youngest sibling, a great singer, has disappeared. Do they have left of her something besides her voice recorded onto tape? Polish premiere.

Joy, dir. Vladimir Munkuev (Russian Federation) 2018, 23’

For an ordinary guy like Yaku Kolya life seems simple, until he meets Svetka. Because of her he wants to become better, but his efforts bring unexpected results. Film presented at Moscow IFF. Polish premiere.

20:25-21:45

OFF MOTHERS

The Elusive, dir. Ely Chevillot (Belgium) 2016, 18’

When Catherine comes to pick up her son, Clément, from swimming lessons, she is told that he had just molested a girl his own age. She needs to understand... Film presented at Madrid IFF. Polish premiere.

Tsar Bomba, dir. Oskar Rosetti (Switzerland) 2018, 14’

Irina, a hard-working single mum, lives with her only son Ivan, 19, and tries to keep educating him despite him being a young adult already. One day, she sees a video showing a gang rape, and finds out her son is involved in it. Polish premiere.

Shadow Boxer, dir. Andreas Bøggild Monies (Denmark) 2017, 22’

Luna lives alone with her mother, Isabella, a professional boxer. During an important match, Isabella is badly hurt and ends up in a wheelchair. Luna takes on the lonely fight to encourage her mother to once again become the person who Luna knows, loves and needs. Film awarded at TIFF Kids. Polish premiere.

Calamity, dir. Séverine De Streyker, Maxime Feyers (Belgium) 2017, 23’

France meets her son's girlfriend for the first time. And she loses control... Film awarded at Brussels SFF. Polish premiere.

SCREENING ROOM

16:30-18:30

WORKSHOPS MEDIA

Event in Polish.

19:00-20:50

MASTERS OF FEATURE FILMS

The Line, dir. Peter Bebjak (Slovakia, Ukraine) 2017, 112’

Autumn of 2007. People on both sides of the Slovakian-Ukrainian border make a living mostly from smuggling. Meanwhile, Slovakia is set to soon become a Schengen member state. Adam, the leader of the local smugglers, and other men from the neighbourhood are getting ready for a spectacular operation, that gets out of control. Film awarded at Karlovy Vary IFF and Chicago IFF among others. Slovakian candidate for the Oscars.

ACADEMIC CULTURE CENTRE "CHATKA ŻAKA"

19:00-20:30

POLISH LEGENDS: ANDRZEJ WAJDA

Gates to Paradise, dir. Andrzej Wajda (United Kingdom, Yugoslavia) 1967, 78’

“It was my idea to make the children's crusade the subject of my next film, based upon Jerzy Andrzejewski's story. When I shared this project with Andrzejewski, he responded with his usual enthusiasm. It took us months, however, to produce the first scenes from which the plot of the future film would emerge:

The rejection of the project by Polish Cinematography Committee meant that the delicate, poetic substance of Gates of Paradise would be exposed to the brutal realities of international film co-production. [...]

Gates of Paradise, which had inspired me with such high hopes for so many years, might have been the dream film of my life.”

Andrzej Wajda

FESTIVAL CLUB “THE ANTEATER”

18:30-20:30

INTRO TO LINDY HOP

Lindy Hop is a US dance style that was developed in Harlem, New York together with jazz music. It’s heyday were the 30’s and 40’s, the so-called swing era. Nowadays, it is enjoying a comeback on dancefloors all over the world. Lindy Hop is a mix of many dance styles born out of jazz, with tap dancing and Charleston among others. It is also an inspiration of many modern dance styles. It certainly is the grandfather of rock’n’roll. You can start your adventure with Lindy Hop in our Festival Club!

21:00-22:30

THE NEW CINEMA: POŁAWIACZE PEREŁ IMPROV

Wydarzenie w języku polskim / Event in Polish.

08.11.2018 THURSDAY

MAIN PERFORMANCE ROOM

17:00-18:50

ZOOM IN ON EMIGRATION

Emigration is one of the leading themes in the international short films current. Sadly, it is often exploited and treated without any reflection. The “Zoom in on Emigration” screening is a selection of the most interesting films about emigration in its various aspects. There is absolutely no propaganda in these productions. The curator’s idea was to create a diverse and nuanced image of emigration in different parts of the world, one that focuses on individuals and their problems and avoids stereotypes, which in turn reminds us of the human aspect of this problem instead of the political one.

Screening curator: Maciej Misztal

A Drowning Man, dir. Mahdi Fleifel (Denmark) 2017, 15’

A lonely emigrant makes his way through a strange city looking for the means to get through his day. He is forced to make compromises to survive. Film nominated to BAFTA Film Award and Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival.

Bismillah, dir. Alessandro Grande (Italy) 2018, 14’

A 10-year-old Tunisian girl, Samira, together with her father and brother are illegal immigrants in Italy. One night, she has to face a problem much bigger than her all by herself. Film presented at Busan ISFF and TIFF. Polish premiere.

Love Immigrant, dir. Adi Toledano, Ori Netterman (Israel) 2017, 22’

Michal and Philip met in Thailand and fell in love. Phil decided to leave his home in England and come to live with Michal in Israel. Now he must acquire a work visa. For that to happen the two need to prove the "sincerity of their relationship" to the Ministry of Interior. Film presented at Krakow Film Festival.

Aamir, dir. Vika Evdokimenko (United Kingdom) 2017, 16’

13-year-old Aamir is stranded alone in the largest unofficial refugee camp in Europe. When he is befriended by Katlyn, a volunteer, she becomes Aamir's last hope for salvation. Film nominated to BAFTA. Polish premiere.

Seven Steps, dir. Matteo Graia (Italy) 2017, 15’

Said, an Egyptian immigrant in Rome, struggles to survive on the streets, until one day he meets a man, who uncovers the truth for him: to bring good, you have to use violence. Polish premiere.

60 Kilos of Nothing, dir. Piotr Domalewski (Poland) 2017, 27’

Krzysztof is starting his first day as a manager of an opencast ore mine. An unexpected accident with one of the workers as the victim puts his moral principles to the ultimate test. Film awarded at PFF Gdynia and KFDF “Młodzi i film”.

19:00-20:40

MASTERS OF ANIMATION

Carlotta's Face, dir. Valentin Riedl, Frédéric Schuld (Germany) 2018, 5’

Carlotta can’t see her face. She can’t see other people's faces either. After many years, she learns about a rare, untreatable deficit of her brain. It is art, after all, that offers her a way to finally recognize herself. Film presented at KLIK! AAF.

Mermaids and Rhinos, dir. Viktoria Traub (Hungary) 2017, 16’

8-year-old Tilda’s memories of her family: the circus member ex-mermaid grandmother, the erotically overheated mother and an absent father whose broken heart manifests as a rhino. Film presented at Animafest Zagreb and Annecy IAFF.

Blue Light, dir. Harriet Francis Croucher (United Kingdom) 2017, 4’

Emergency service personnel talk about the realities of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and its impact on their lives and their families. Polish premiere.

Farewell, dir. Leon Vidmar (Slovenia) 2016, 6’

Lovro is tired and sad. He fills the bathtub with water, looking at droplets dripping from the tap. As one hits the water surface, Lovro is reminded of the day he first went fishing with his grandpa. Film presented at Annecy IAFF.

Nothing Happens, dir. Michelle Kranot, Uri Kranot (Denmark) 2017, 12’

It’s freezing cold in the city suburbs. Yet some people are gathering. Everyone is waiting for something to happen. But nothing does… Film awarded at Annecy IAFF, Etiuda&Anima IFF and Fest Anča IAF.

Strawberry days, dir. Eva Sekeresova (Slovakia) 2016, 12’

Deer Karol tries to live normally, but it is effectively obstructed by an intrusive strawberry hallucination. Film presented at Bratislava IFF. Polish premiere.

Ugly, dir. Nikita Diakur (Germany) 2017, 12’

An ugly cat struggles to coexist in a fragmented and broken world, eventually finding a soulmate in a mystical chief. Inspired by the internet story “Ugly the Cat”. Special Mention of Animafest Zagreb. Polish premiere.

Dead Horses, dir. Marc Riba, Anna Solanas (Spain) 2016, 6’

In an isolated and unknown place during a war a child is forced to flee. Inspired by the recollections of Ryszard Kapuściński. Film presented at Etiuda&Anima IFF, Edinburgh IFF and Krakow Film Festival.

Wicked Girl, dir. Ayçe Kartal (France, Turkey) 2017, 8’

S. is an 8-year-old little Turkish girl with wild imagination. She is keen on nature and animals. As she is in hospital, she is looking back on happy holidays in her grandparents’ village, but dark and terrifying memories emerge and, little by little, begin to make sense. Jury Award of Annecy IAFF, Grand Prix of Clermont-Ferrand ISFF, FIPRESCI award of Istanbul IFF and Grand Prix of Animocje IAFF.

A Demonstration of Brilliance in Four Acts, dir. Morten Tšinakov, Lucija Mrzljak (Estonia) 2018, 15’

The people are waiting for someone special. Someone special is born – a grown-up man in a suit. They follow the man and cheer for his utterly pointless performances, until he meets a woman who is made for him. Polish premiere.

20:50-21:55

SOMETHING ENDS, SOMETHING BEGINS

No, In, dir. Sang-yong Lee (Republic of Korea) 2017, 20’

An elderly man meets a disabled man on the street one day. He goes to the rehabilitation centre for the disabled to learn more about the patients. European premiere.

Last Respect, dir. Reut Dagbar Adami (Israel) 2018, 25’

Roni arrives at the emergency room to be at her father’s side as he is suffering from severe pain. The long wait forces her to deal with some difficult questions.

Final Review, dir. Jonathan Herzberg (Netherlands) 2017, 8’

Successful creative director of an advertising agency dies. He finds out the afterlife consists only of one last performance review. Polish premiere.

First Fruit, dir. Anouar Abou-Hilal (Poland) 2016, 10’

Inhabitants of one block of flats share their memories from the youth with each other. All of the stories have one thing in common – exotic fruit in Poland.

SCREENING ROOM

18:00-19:00

LFF AND FRIENDS:

ARS INDEPENDENT FESTIVAL 2018 REPLICA

The Black Horse of Music Videos 2018. Selection

The Black Horse of Music Videos is one of the international competitions at the Ars Independent multimedia festival held in Katowice, Poland. The competition explores the most interesting works in the field of contemporary music video. This set presents the selection of 14 music videos from the competition's 30.

Screening curator: Maciej Gryzełko

Music video and VR curator at Ars Independent. A film editor and creator of film spots, visualizations, music videos. A graduate of editing at the Łódź Film School. Co-leader of the Frank Futerro, film collective devoted to film post-production activities.

19:00-20:45

MASTERS OF FEATURE FILMS

Photon, dir. Norman Leto (Poland) 2017, 107’

The film discusses the creation of the universe from a scientific point of view and the possible vision of its future. Film awarded at PFF in Gdynia, New Horizons IFF and KFDF „Młodzi i film”.

ACADEMIC CULTURE CENTRE "CHATKA ŻAKA"

17:00-18:30

FILM IDEA - THEORY VS. PRACTICE

MASTERCLASS WITH MICHAŁ J. ZABŁOCKI

CLASS IN POLISH.

19:00-20:45

POLISH LEGENDS: ANDRZEJ WAJDA

Lecture by Piotr Kotowski.

Nastasya, dir. Andrzej Wajda (Japan) 1994, 97’

For years I was tormented by apprehension, and later, by certainty that there exists some better solution for a stage version of The Idiot. Finally chance came to my aid. When in 1981 I visited Kyoto, I saw a performance of La Dame aux Camelias. In this way I met Tamasaburo Bando, one of the greatest Japanese performers of female roles. [...] The theatrical production of Nastassya was, in its way, an event, so it is not surprising that it met with such interest. Unfortunately, after several performances in Tokyo and Osaka, it had to close due to the actor's other obligations. Then I had the idea to make it into a film, which would record our show and at the same time give us a chance to present it to a wider audience.”

Andrzej Wajda

FESTIVAL CLUB “THE ANTEATER”

21:30-23:00

PUB QUIZ

Event in Polish.

09.11.2018 FRIDAY

MAIN PERFORMANCE ROOM

17:00-18:35

MASTERS OF THEME PT. 3

Magic Moments, dir. Martina Buchelová (Slovakia) 2016, 25’

While the parents struggle to earn a living, their daughters practically take care of each other. They share a special bond, but the elder sister is overwhelmed by escalating problems. Film presented at TIFF.

Death of the Sound Man, dir. Sorayos Prapapan (Thailand) 2017, 16’

Two sound men are working on a film. They realize that same as Thai government that never listen to its citizens’ voice, the audience don't care about the sound they worked so hard on. Film presented at Venice Film Festival.

That Gal's Record, dir. Diego Baraldi, Juliana Curvo (Brazil) 2017, 26’

Henrique and Mariana get divorced. Nathália, the daughter of the couple, decides to stay with the father, which makes them grow even closer. European premiere.

Earthly People, dir. Ádám Freund (Hungary) 2017, 27’

Ábel, a 12-year-old, has to face the fact that his parents are living in two completely different galaxies of the universe. Now he has to decide which one he belongs to. Student Academy Award nominee.

18:45-20:15

MASTERS OF EMOTIONS PT. 3

Nothing New Under the Sun, dir. Damian Kocur (Poland) 2017, 25’

Michal lives in the country and works at a cattle farm. Every day in his life is the same. Every day except for the day when a girl that he met on the Internet is supposed to come to see him. Silver Hobby-Horse award at Krakow Film Festival.

Good Day, dir. Dasha Charusha (Russian Federation) 2018, 18

Abdul is a Moscow taxi driver. One day a pregnant woman, Luna, enters his car. When they are stuck in a traffic jam, she starts to give birth. This situation will require some extraordinary measures. Polish premiere.

Last Call, dir. Hajni Kis (Węgry/Hungary) 2018, 27’

Anikó, 61, is about to leave Hungary to move in with her daughter's family in the UK. This is her last day before leaving everything she has. Polish premiere.

Cubs, dir. Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir (Iceland) 2016, 19’

A single father throws a slumber party for his daughter’s friends. It quickly turns out to be more of a challenge than he thought. Film awarded at Reykjavik IFF.

20:25-21:55

TWISTED TALES

Gridlock, dir. Ian Hunt Duffy (Ireland) 2016, 20’

A traffic jam on a country road. When a little girl goes missing from one of the cars, her father forms a desperate search party to find her, and soon everyone is a suspect. Awarded at Cork IFF.

Midnight Confession, dir. Maxwell McCabe-Lokos (Canada) 2017, 10’

West Berlin, 1989. Manny Jumpcannon prowls his dingy apartment, phoning various characters from his past. He wants to reveal a hidden secret. Film presented at TIFF. Polish premiere.

Bonobo, dir. Zoel Aeschbacher (Switzerland) 2018, 18’

A broken elevator in a high-rise building leads to a very surprising turn of events for some of the tenants. Film awarded at Clermont-Ferrand SFF.

Hands Free, dir. John Addis & Matt Bowron (United Kingdom) 2018, 8’

Doctor Morris is driving home and trying to figure out how to conceal a painful truth from his wife. Polish premiere.

The Returning Wave, dir. Michał Wiraszko (Poland) 2017, 30’

In 1985 the film-maker Piotr Łazarkiewicz travelled to Jarocin music festival with a question for the people there: “What is the future?”. The result became one of the most important Polish music docs ever – “Fala” (“The Wave”). Fast forward thirty years, the original “Fala” characters are getting back on-screen.

SCREENING ROOM

19:00-20:35

MASTERS OF FEATURE FILMS

A Coach’s Daughter, dir. Łukasz Grzegorzek (Poland) 2018, 92’

A hot summer. A father and his daughter travel across Poland and their route is determined by tennis tournaments. She’s the apple of his eye, he’s her whole world. Until Igor joins them… A pre-premiere screening.

ACADEMIC CULTURE CENTRE "CHATKA ŻAKA"

18:00-20:00

LFF AND FRIENDS:

ANIMOCJE 2018 REPLICA

Animated Movies Festival ANIMOCJE - this event is focused on an ambitious animated cinema, the kind that is searching for its artistic character.

The Grand Prix of the Bydgoszcz Best Animated Film Award this year has been fought for by several hundred animated shorts from France, Romania, Singapore, South Korea, Mexico, USA, Poland, Japan. This year's winners were selected by an international jury consisting of Renata Gąsiorowska, Marc Riba and Anna Solanas, Tomasz Siwiński and Arek "Pestka" Wiśniewski.

The festival has been organized in the Municipal Cultural Center in Bydgoszcz since 2011. Its creator and coordinator is Weronika Płaczek.

• Children's Jury Award: Made in France, dir. Lamia Akhabbar, Robin Cioffi, Brice Dublé, Stanislas Gruénais, Maxime Guerry, Alexia Portal,France 2017, 6’31’’

• Audience Choice Award: Cel Mai Bun Client, dir. Serghei Chiviriga, Romania 2017, 12’10”

• Special Mention: Riot, dir. Frank Ternier, France 2017, 13’26’’

• Special Mention: Nachtstück/Nocturne, dir. Anne Breymann, Germany 2016, 5’19’’

• Award for the Best Polish Film: Oh Mother!, dir. Paulina Ziółkowska, Poland 2017, 12’15’’

• GRAND PRIX: Kötü Kiz (Wicked Girl), dir. Ayce Kartal, Turkey 2017, 8’ 04’’

GALERIA LABIRYNT

15:00-17:00

LUBLIN MEDIA 2018 - LUBLIN MEDIA MEETINGS

LUBLIN MEDIA PRO - “FREEDOM AND INDEPENDENCE” - EXPERT PANEL

Wydarzenie w języku polskim / Event in Polish.

17:00-19:00

LUBLIN MEDIA 2018: LUBLIN MEDIA MEETINGS

LUBLIN MEDIA NET - INDUSTRY NETWORKING SESSION

Event in Polish.

FESTIVAL CLUB “THE ANTEATER”

20:00-22:00

LUBLIN MEDIA 2018: LUBLIN MEDIA MEETINGS

MEDIA

Event in Polish.

22:00-24:00

Festival Club “The Anteater”

LUBLIN MEDIA 2018: LUBLIN MEDIA MEETINGS

MEDIAEATERS NIGHT

A chance for Lublin media creators to present their works: short films, video clips and other film forms, as well as video and VR games. Maybe it is your chance to show yourself to the world. More info and application form for presentations - http://lublinmedia.pl.

10.11.2018 SATURDAY

MAIN PERFORMANCE ROOM

16:30-18:05

ANIMATED WORLD

Routine, dir. Fokke Mars (Netherlands) 2017, 5’

A man that is stuck in his routine tries to escape by dreaming of a world where Giants live as tall as skyscrapers, where trees are upside down and the laws of physics don't apply. Film awarded at Netherlands Film Festival.

A World That Flew Away On The Back Of A Cow, dir. Wojciech A. Hoffmann (Poland) 2018, 7’

In an asphalt-coloured world, cars hurtle through a village. Granny and Gramps live a life weathered by exhaust fumes. Gramps has a cow. Drinking dirty water and breathing in the fumes makes her colossal. Maybe, in her giganticness, she can transform the tiny community’s fate?

Cubed, dir. Xue En Ge (Singapore) 2017, 4’

Communication with others is not easy, especially if you have a Rubik's cube instead of a head. However, it is worth trying. Polish premiere.

Link, dir. Robert Löbel (Germany) 2017, 8’

Two characters are linked by their hair. They influence each other with every move they make, wherever they go. Film presented at Annecy IAFF and IAFF Animocje.

39 Weeks, 6 Days, dir. Joanna Kożuch, Boris Sima (Slovakia) 2017, 8’

39 weeks, 6 days is an artistic experiment, animated diary and personal documentary showing animated self-portraits of a woman and a man, a married couple and co-authors during 40 weeks of pregnancy. Film presented at Warsaw Film Festival.

Chilli, dir. Martina Mikušová (Slovakia) 2016, 8’

Film about aggression, passion and misunderstanding in a relationship. Animation and visuals are inspired by naive art, deep dreams and subconsciousness. Film presented at Trieste Film Festival.

Sea, dir. Marharita Tsikhanovich (Belarus) 2017, 4’

Melancholic and minimalistic narration in the form of animation about the transience of being and the levity of the time, about the illusion of freedom and the loneliness of a little man in the sea of life. Film presented at KLIK! AAF and Hiroshima IAF.

Panta Rhei, dir. Wouter Bongaerts (Belgium) 2018, 10’

Like the beached whales he studies, introverted marine biologist Stefaan flees the ocean. But floods, leaking taps and endless rain keep seeping into his life, and he can’t keep the water out… Film presented at Annecy IAFF.

Tweet-Tweet, dir. Zhanna Bekmambetova (Russian Federation) 2018, 11’

Life shown as tightrope walking. When we are afraid – we lose our balance. When we are happy – we forget that a careless step can be dangerous. Audience Award of Athens Animfest and Best Animated Short Film of Shanghai IFF. Polish premiere.

A Thousand Kisses, dir. Richard Goldgewicht (USA) 2018, 17’

A story of a young Jewish couple separated by the war, based on their actual correspondence, with a light touch of irony and real-life poetry. Film presented at Annecy IAFF. Polish premiere.

The Monk, dir. Zharko Ivanov (Macedonia) 2018, 12’

In a small, monastery a lonesome young monk paints frescos of saints on the walls. On a quiet sunny day, while fishing in his small row boat in the middle of the lake, he suddenly hears voices. Is his conscience being tested? Is he being tempted? Film awarded at Hiroshima IAF. Polish premiere.

19:30-21:00

THE GOLDEN ANTEATER AWARDS GALA

This year, the Golden Anteater statuettes will be given out to the best films of Lublin Film Festival for the 12th time. During that slightly mad award-giving event you will learn whose works won the the title of the best films at LFF and which production got the Audience Award, you will also have a chance to win some unique gifts in a lottery. Get ready for gales of laughter as well as some emotional moments and many surprises. The Gala will be hosted by Przemek Buksiński and Marek Żmuda. Event in Polish and English.

SCREENING ROOM

16:30-18:10

MASTERS OF FEATURE FILMS

Dawn, dir. Laila Pakalniņa (Poland, Estonia, Latvia) 2017, 96’

11-year-old Janis informs on his father. Being an exemplary pioneer in a Soviet collective farm called “Dawn”, he’s very well aware of the enemies of the system lurking around every corner. Next of kin included. The boy’s father decides to take revenge. Film awarded by the Polish Society of Cinematographers. Latvian candidate for the Oscars.

 

The Festival’s past editions programmes are available here.