The Focus: Emotions competition is devoted to short dramas that evoke strong emotions in the audience. Sorrow mixes with joy, excitement with powerlessness, and sometimes, it brings out some tears. This cinema from all around the world makes us realise that although our cultures often differ, we are very similar when it comes to emotions.


Sincerity, dir. Adam Porębowicz (Poland) 2022, 31’, 16+
A hot summer afternoon, residential district of large blocks of flats. Four friends on the threshold of adulthood spend a day together while parents are absent. A party that seems ordinary at first begins to lose its carefree appearance. Film awarded at KFDF „Młodzi i film”.


Datsun, dir. Mark Albiston (New Zealand) 2021, 15’, 16+
A fourteen-year-old boy, whose Mum plans on selling his deceased Dad’s Datsun, decides to take his best friend and little brother on one last joyride. Film presented at e.g. Berlinale IFF and SXSW. Polish premiere.


Marianne, dir. Julien Gaspar-Oliveri (France) 2021, 17’, 15+
A young journalist interviews the local heroine Marianne. Their conversation starts with a misunderstanding and becomes more and more difficult over time. Film presented at e.g. the IFFl in Clermont-Ferrand. Polish premiere.


Family Portrait, dir. Hyun Kim (Republic of Korea) 2021, 30’, 13+
Although Minjung doesn’t live with her family anymore, she always meets for a family portrait on her father’s birthdays. Minjung’s father passed away last year and despite the COVID-19 pandemic the family decides to meet on this date for the sake of tradition. Polish premiere.


Nov 25 2022


19:00 - 20:40


8.00 PLN

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Main Performance Room, Centre for Culture in Lublin
Peowiaków 12
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