25th Ann Arbor Polish Film Festival
November 7–11, 2018

2018 Award Winners Announced

The Jury of the 25th Ann Arbor Polish Film Festival
is pleased to announce the winners for 
the 2018 Documentary and Short Film Competitions:

Ewa Pięta Award for the Best Documentary

Niebo bez gwiazd
/ A Sky Without Stars
dir. Katarzyna Dąbkowska-Kułacz

Andrzej Dolata Award for the Best Debut

Praca / Labor
dir. Mateusz Gołębiewski

Best Short Film Award

Tamtej nocy / Off the Hook
dir. Pat Howl Kostyszyn

FILM COMPETITION 2018

The Jury of the 25th Ann Arbor Polish Film Festival
is pleased to announce the documentary and short films selected for screening at the upcoming 25th Festival:

quiet hours
Ciche  godziny / Quiet Hours, dir. Paul Szynol
Modus Operandi / Modus Operandi, dir. Remigiusz Biernacki
Niebo bez gwiazd A Sky Without Stars, dir. Katarzyna Dąbkowska-Kułacz
Ostatni misjonarze / The Last Missionaries, dir. Simon Target
Podróż Bogdana / Bogdan’s Journey, dir. Michał Jaskulski, Lawrence Loewinger 
Praca Labor, dir. Mateusz Gołębiewski
Świtezianka The Nixie, dir. Julia Bui Ngoc, Mai Bui Ngoc
Tamtej nocy Off the Hook, dir. Pat Howl Kostyszyn
Universam Grochów / Universam Grochów, dir. Tomasz Knittel

100 YEARS OF POLAND'S REGAINED INDEPENDENCE

POLISH HISTORY IN FILM MASTERPIECES

To celebrate the 100th years of Poland’s regained independence, the Polish Filmmakers Association is presenting a series of films with a historical theme. The idea behind the project is to disseminate knowledge of Polish art and history by presenting films of outstanding artistic quality. The films selected show various historical periods, and offer insight into Polish history from the viewpoint of several generations, ranging from Andrzej Wajda, now a classic figure of Polish cinema, to Jan Komasa, a representative of our youngest filmmakers. Ann Arbor Polish Film Festival is proud to host and co-sponsor the series Polish History in Film Masterpieces.

 

MICHIGAN THEATER
603 E LIBERTY ST
ANN ARBOR

 

SCREENINGS:

  • OCTOBER 3, 7:00 PM „NIGHTS AND DAYS”
  • OCTOBER 10, 6:45 PM „PROMISED LAND”
  • OCTOBER 17, 7:00 PM „THE PIANIST”
  • OCTOBER 24, 7:00 PM „ASHES AND DIAMONDS”
  • OCTOBER 31, 7:00 PM „MAN OF MARBLE”
  • NOVEMBER 10, 5:10 PM „WARSAW 44”
  • FREE ADMISSION

MORE ABOUT THE FILMS

noce i dnie

NOCE I DNIE / NIGHTS AND DAYS

dir. Jerzy Antczak

1975, drama, 245 min.

This epic family drama based on Maria Dąbrowska’s novel Noce i dnie tells the story of the Niechcic family. In 1914, in the war-torn Kaliniec, Barbara Niechcic remembers her youth, love, marriage and family life in the countryside.

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ZIEMIA OBIECANA / THE PROMISED LAND

dir. Andrzej Wajda

1974, drama, 169 min. 

Drama based on a novel  by Władysław Reymont. Set in the industrial city of Łódź, The Promised Land tells the story of a Pole, a German, and a Jew struggling to build a factory in the raw world of 19th-century capitalism.  

pianista

PIANISTA / THE PIANIST

dir. Roman Polański

2002, drama, 142 min. 

A Polish Jewish pianist struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto during the World War II.

popiół

POPIÓŁ I DIAMENT / ASHES AND DIAMONDS

dir. Andrzej Wajda

1958, drama, 97 min. 

It is May 1945, and Nazi Germany has just surrendered. The war is over, but not in Poland. As the German soldiers vacate, the remaining Russian forces and Polish resistance fighters must work out the hierarchies of power in “liberated” Communist Poland.

czlowiekzmarmuru

CZŁOWIEK Z MARMURU / MAN OF MARBLE

dir. Andrzej Wajda

1976, drama, 160 min.

In repressive Poland, documentary filmmaker Agnieszka works on a film about Birkut, a bricklayer who had briefly been hailed as a hero of the proletariat in the 50s, but then disappeared into obscurity. In piecing together details about the bricklayer’s mysterious life, she discovers that his involvement in organized labor had been viewed negatively by party bosses, and that her own investigations could put her in danger.

miasto44

MIASTO 44 / WARSAW' 44

dir. Jan Komasa

2014, drama, 130 min.

A story of love, friendship and the pursuit of adventure during the bloody and brutal reality of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising.

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