“A Film with a View to the Sea. 40 Years of the Gdynia Film Festival”
During the 40th Gdynia Film Festival, the premiere of the book “A Film with a View to the Sea. 40 Years of the Gdynia Film Festival” will be held. The book, edited by Anna Wróblewska, will be published by the Polish Filmmakers Association and complements the previous monograph of the Festival – “And the ship goes on… 30 years of the Gdansk – Gdynia Polish Feature Film Festival”.
The book, taking advantage of part of the content of “And the ship goes on…”, enriches the previous publication with not only the last 10 editions but also with press extracts, Festival Newspaper extracts, unique documents of the history of the Festival since 1974, that is, the years of the first Polish Feature Film Festival. The book is preceded by a lengthy essay by Anna Wróblewska on the history of the Festival. The main part of the book are portraits of the years from 1974 to 2014. There is also a new element – a portrait of the winner of each edition of the Festival. Interviews with the organisers and directors of the Festival are integral part of the book. It ends with an annex of non-regulatory awards.
The main value of “And the ship goes on…” lied in the statement of the Festival creators and guests. This time, the authors reached the prizewinners from the last decade. They are first and foremost young people who have changed the face of the Polish cinema. The book “A Film with a View to the Sea. 40 Years of the Gdynia Film Festival” documents that change.
The book will be distributed among the Festival guests and its electronic version will be publicly available at the Festival website as well as at the website of the Polish Filmmakers Association.
Downloading address: www.sfp.pl/filmzwidokiemnamorze
The book’s publisher is the Polish Filmmakers Association, and the partners are the Polish Film Art Institute, the Film Museum in Lodz and the National Film Archive. The publication was prepared by the editorial team composed of: Anna Wróblewska, Maciej Kowalczyk, Katarzyna Wajda, Katarzyna Ziembicka.