Books at the 39. Gdynia Film Festival
Gdynia Film Festival is not only a promotion of the Polish cinematography but also of the literature connected with the film industry. We present six titles presented during this year’s Festival.
“Polish Film for Young Audiences” – meeting promoting Jerzy Armata and Anna Wróblewska’s book
“Polish Film for Young Audiences” is the first book fully describing the history of favourite films for young audiences, their characters and creators. The authors lead readers through the history of Polish films for children and young people, speak about the history of studios of animated films, they talk with thirty excellent filmmakers. The book, enhanced with biographies of artists and full index of films for young audiences, is an invaluable source of knowledge about what is known and dear to each of us – the films of our childhood.
GDYNIA WATERFRONT CENTRE (GROUND FLOOR), CONFERENCE ROOM, TUESDAY, 16 SEPTEMBER 2014, 6 P.M.
“Jerzy Hoffman, the Heated Heart” – meeting promoting Marta Sztokfisz’s book
For Marta Sztokfisz, journalist and writer, film has a magical power: it woos and charms. She wrote on cinema, she is close to its creators, she conducted hundreds of interviews with them. Her book “Jerzy Hoffman. The Heated Heart” is a fresco, a story about the artist and the most interesting fragments of his life.
MULTIKINO, SCREENING ROOM 2, 16 SEPTEMBER 2014, 5 P.M.
“From Wajda to Komasa” – meeting promoting Barbara Hollender’s book
Presentation of the book by Barbara Hollender, telling a story of several generations of Polish directors of very different biographies, generational experiences, value systems, ambitions and longings. From Andrzej Wajda, Krzysztof Kieślowski and Agnieszka Holland, through Krzysztof Krauze and Joanna Kos Krauze and Wojciech Smarzowski, to the generation of the fortyyear-olds and the youngest directors: Tomasz Wasilewski and Jan Komasa, who have already won their audiences.
TURKUSOWA ROOM AT THE GDYNIA HOTEL, THURSDAY, 18 SEPTEMBER 2014, 2 P.M.
“Juliusz Machulski’s Cinema” – meeting promoting Artur Majer’s book
Meeting with the author, Artur Majer, Ph.D., a lecturer in the Film Art Organization Department of the Łódź Film School and a member of Koło Piśmiennictwa Filmowego of Polish FIlmmakers Association Forum and the Polish Communication Association.
This book describes films directed by Juliusz Machulski, as well as a broad context in which they were created. The author tells a fascinating story of the last 35 years of Polish cinema, making the director and his works a guide to its breakthroughs and changes. Juliusz Machulski, being a great and charismatic artist, is a perfect character, and his films invite viewers to a deep vivisection and broad reading upon themlseves.
TURKUSOWA ROOM AT THE GDYNIA HOTEL, THURSDAY, 18 SEPTEMBER 2014, 4 P.M.
Text Affairs – Jakub Socha in conversation with Polish female writers
What are writers looking for in the cinema and what can the cinema learn from books? About a romance between Polish film and Polish literature and why this affair apparently has ended, about things that need to be done to revive it, and about whether anyone still needs it. Jakub Socha speaks to Inga Iwasiów, Marta Syrwid i Justyna Bargielska.
TURKUSOWA ROOM AT THE GDYNIA HOTEL, THURSDAY, 18 SEPTEMBER 2014, 6 P.M.
Lucy Scher “Reading Screenplays. How to Analyse and Evaluate Film Scripts” – the Polish premiere of the book published by Wydawnictwo Myśliński
Wydawnictwo Myśliński is a publishing house which has been introducing books addressed to screenwriters and producers as part of their Screenwriter’s Library series since 2012. This year’s festival will hold the première of their latest book, “Reading Screenplays. How to Analyse and Evaluate Film Scripts” by Lucy Scher, which is a unique handbook describing the process of analysing film scripts in a practical and friendly way. For all those working in the film industry who write or evaluate scripts the book will have its Polish premiere during the Festival.
GDYNIA WATERFRONT CENTRE (GROUND FLOOR), MODNAY-FRIDAY, 15-19 SEPTEMBER, 10 A.M.-7:30 P.M.