On the Horizon: the best films from Wrocław

The “On the Horizon” section is an effect of years-long co-operation between the T-Mobile New Horizons IFF and the Gdynia Film Festival. This section, prepared by the T-Mobile New Horizons Film Festival, will include three great hits of the most important event in the country that promotes courageous artistic cinema searching for new forms of expression, experimenting, never leaving the viewer indifferent.

In the 41st GFF programme, the prizewinner of this year’s New Horizons International Competition was included – “In the Last Days of the City” by Tamer El Said – a great, impressionist, patchwork portrait of the pre-revolution Cairo. The other two titles are the most recent works of the New Horizons Masters – a multidimensional political allegory and at the same time a subtle journey to childhood years, “Cemetery of Splendour” by the great Apitchatpong Weerasethakul, presented at the Cannes festival, as well as “Last Days of Louis XIV” by Albert Serra with an outstanding role by the iconic figure of the French New Wave, Jean-Pierre Léaud.

Michał Oleszczyk, the Artistic Director of the Festival, sums up: “The annual co-operation with New Horizons always gives me great pleasure because it was at this festival, first in Cieszyn and then in Wrocław, that I used to familiarise myself with the world cinema. This year, the viewers of the Gdynia Film Festival will be able to disconnect for a while from new and classic Polish productions by watching selected films that enchanted the participants of the T-Mobile New Horizons. Those screenings are very much attended every year and they give us an opportunity for comparisons between the Polish and world cinema”.

The screening of “In the Last Days of the City” will be held on Tuesday 20th September at 8:30 pm; of “Cemetery of Splendour” on 22nd September at 9:00 pm; and of “Last Days of Louis XIV” on Friday 23rd September at 8:00 pm. All the screenings will be held in Multikino in the Gdynia Waterfront Centre.