100 Years of Independance on PFF

100 Years of Independance on PFF

Breakthrough events from the recent history of Poland, the dilemmas of Poles during the trying times, and the profiles of outstanding patriots are presented in films that have been included in the special non-competitive section of the 43rd Polish Feature Film Festival “100 Years of Independence”. It also includes selected titles from the WFDiF series “History in moving pictures”.

From Buczkowski, Wajda and Kawalerowicz to Smarzowski and Komasa – the festival section “100 years of Independence” includes over a dozen feature and documentary films. Viewers will be able to see them at the Gdynia Film Centre, at the New Stage of the Musical Theatre and at the newly opened Konsulat Kultury in Gdynia. Selected titles (with an asterisk) will be additionally presented in the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk.

A jednak Polska. 1918-1921 (1992), dir. Wincenty Ronisz

Black Thursday (2011), dir. Antoni Krauze

Man of Marble (1977), dir. Andrzej Wajda

Shivers (1981), dir. Wojciech Marczewski

Warsaw 44 (2014), dir. Jan Komasa *

The Last Ferry (1989), dir. Waldemar Krzystek *

Paderewski. A Master Of Tones And A Statesman (2001), dir. Bohdan Rączkowski

The Pianist (2002), dir. Roman Polański *

Ashes and Diamonds (1958), dir. Andrzej Wajda

Freedom Is Within Us. Popiełuszko (2009), dir. Rafał Wieczyński *

Daredevils (1928), dir. Leonard Buczkowski

Death of a President (1977), dir. Jerzy Kawalerowicz

Westerplatte (1967), dir. Stanisław Różewicz *

Hatred” (2016), dir. Wojciech Smarzowski

The Gateway of Europe (1999), dir. Jerzy Wójcik. Special screening of Polish Television (invitations only)

All That Really Matters (1992), dir. Robert Gliński *

Wymarsz (1988), dir. Wincenty Ronisz

The pre-release festival screening of the movie “Daredevils” reconstructed digitally by the National Film Archive – Audiovisual Institute as part of the Nitrofilm project will be an unforgettable experience. The screening will be accompanied by live music composed by Stephen Horne, one of the most famous music creators for silent movies. The composer will play the piano and Martin Pyne will accompany him on the drums.

The program of the section “100 Years of Independence” also includes four short films directed by Marek Brodzki from the series “Independent Poland “, which is the second part of the educational series “History in moving pictures” produced by Documentary and Feature Film Studios. These are screenings of selected painting works, depicting events and figures related to the strive to regain Poland’s independence.



Stanisław Masłowski. SPRING OF 1905


Films from the “Poland Independent” series were financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage as part of the “Niepodległa” Multiannual Program for the years 2017-2021.

For the majority of screenings from the “100 Years of Independence” section, the admission will be free, we will announce a detailed schedule on September 5. The selected screenings will be accompanied by meetings with the creators.

The 43. Polish Film Festival will take place 17-22 September 2018.