Polish Noir With Kinoteka

The Lure

The Kinoteka Polish film festival is back this week, and this year they’re focusing on Polish Noir. Polish Noir is a genre that dates back from the start of the 21st century, with a focus on the darker side of history and humanity. Anna Godlewska, director of the Polska Institutet, says “Polish films from the past ten years often use genre conventions to portray the dark side of the present, future and humanity. This applies not only to crime films, but also to films that border fantasy and horror. This is the type of film we want to showcase at this year’s Kinoteka”. This year’s festival has a special focus on Andrzej Wajda, the Palme d’Or-winning director who died late last year. The festival closes with his final film, Afterimage/Powidoki.

Godlewska says “We think that the line-up for this year’s Kinoteka has something for everyone, both the seasoned film-goer and the normal person with a taste for new European film. Poland is one of  Europe’s most interesting countries for film today and gains a lot of attention at international film festivals”.

The festival opens tomorrow at Biograf Sture with Jan P. Matuszyński’s The Last Family and continues until Sunday.

For more details and full programme see www.kinoteka.se