2017 Box Office Open!


2017 Box Office Open!

The Ekran team is proud to announce our Box Office is now open!

As previously announced the festival will begin on November 6th at 6:00pm with Maria Sadowska’s “The Art of Loving” (Sztuka Kochania).

On Tuesday, November 7th we bring you two feature-length screenings followed by Q&A sessions, starting 346227-zacma-blindness-0-230-0-345-cropwith “Blindness” (Zacma) directed by Ryszard Bugajski. The film follows Stalinist Julia Brystiger, nicknamed ʺBloody Lunaʺ for torturing prisoners with extreme cruelty during interrogations, she reappears in the 1960’s, rejecting the communist ideology and searching for forgiveness. 

On November 8th don’t miss the murder mystery “Convoy” (Konwoj) directed by Maciej Zak and followed by a Q&A with actors Robert Wieckiewicz and Lukasz Simlat.

November 9th brings you “Spoor” (Pokot) by acclaimed director Agnieszka Holland, in collaboration with Kasia Adamik. In “Spoor” Janina Duszejko, a retired engineer gets mixed up in a mystery when avid hunters in her mountain village on the Czech-Polish border begin turning up dead. Although the investigation leads nowhere, Duszejko has her own theory.

Join us on Friday, November 10th with actor Robert Wrzosek for a Q&A following “Cursed” (Wyklety). The films’ heroes are members of the armed underground, struggling for independence against the communist regime.

The award-winning and world’s first full painted feature film “Loving Vincent” (Twoj Vincent) directed by Hugh imagesWelchman and Dorota Kobiela screens November 12th. The film brings the art of Vincent van Gogh to life to recount the life story of this most mysterious, mythical and tragic of great painters. 

This year’s Festival will also feature numerous Short Films, Documentaries and Animations, screening at both the Revue Cinema and the High Park Library, for Full Schedule see below & click links for purchases!

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Monday, Nov 6th

6:00pmThe Art of Loving”, director Maria Sadowska; Revue Cinema

Tuesday, Nov 7th

5:00pm – “Cierpkapuram – The Story of a Friendship & People of the sea, work and prayer” (Documentary), director Renata Kolacz (Q&A w. Renata Kolacz); Revue Cinema (triple screening, together with “To My Father”)

5:00pm –To My Father” (Documentary), director Diana Skaya and Liliana Komorowska (Q&A w. Liliana Komorowska); Revue Cinema (triple screening, together with “Cierpkapuram – The Story of a Friendship & People of the sea, work and prayer”)

7:00pm“Blindness”, director Ryszard Bugajski (Q&A w. Ryszard Bugajski); Revue Cinema

9:30pm – “Hel”, director Pawel Tarasiewicz & Katia Priwieziencew (Q&A w. Pawel Tarasiewicz & Katia Priwieziencew); Revue CinemaMV5BYjI0MTAxNDktZjI2OC00NmRlLThjZGEtODZmNjFhMTBlMGJkXkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyMjA5MDEzNDU@__V1_SX697_CR0,0,697,999_AL_

Wednesday, Nov 8th

5:00pm – “By Stanley For Stanley” (Documentary), director Monika Melen (Q&A w. Monika Melen); Revue Cinema

6:30pm“Amok”, director Kasia Adamik (Q&A w. Lukasz Simlat); Revue Cinema  

9:00pm – “Convoy”, director Maciej Zak (Q&A w. Robert Wieckiewicz & Lukasz Simlat); Revue Cinema

Thursday, Nov 9th

6:30pm“The King of Life”, director Jerzy Zielinski (Q&A w. Robert Wieckiewicz); Revue Cinema (double screening, together with “Romantic”)

6:30pm – “Romantic” (Short Film), director Mateusz Rakowicz (Q&A w. Robert Wieckiewicz); Revue Cinema (double screening, together with “King of Life”)

 9:00pm – “Spoor”, director Agnieszka Holland & Kasia Adamik; Revue Cinema

Friday, Nov 10th

5:00pm“Bodo”, director Michal Kwiecinski; Revue Cinema KROL_ZYCIA_ang_preview_jpeg

7:30pm“The Reconciliation”, director Maciej Sobieszczański; Revue Cinema

9:30pm“Cursed”, director Konrad Lecki (Q&A w. Robert Wrzosek); Revue Cinema  

Saturday, Nov 11th

1:00pm“Sister Elizabeth” (Documentary), director George Rethy (Q&A w. George Rethy & Kat Inokai); Revue Cinema

3:30pm“Afterimage”, director Andrzej Wajda; Revue Cinema

5:30pm – “Birds Are Singing in Kigali”, director Joanna Kos-Krauze; Revue Cinema

8:00pm – “Stars“, director Jan Kidawa-Blonski (Q&A w. Jan Kidawa-Blonski); Revue Cinema

Sunday, Nov 12th

2:30pm“Loving Vincent” (Animation), director Dorota Kobiela & Hugh Welchman; Revue CinemaMV5BZDcwMzY2NWMtNGE4Mi00NWI0LTlkZjUtMDQ1NWJlMzFkNDM5XkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyMTc4MzI2NQ@@__V1_

4:30pm“Beyond Words”, director Urszula Antoniak; Revue Cinema

Special Closing Festival Screening in Memory of Tadeusz Jaworski:

6:30pm “Selling Out”, director Tadeusz Jaworski; “Tamara’s Tapestry World”, director Tadeusz Jaworski and “The Eternal Wanderer”, director Grzegorz Krolikiewicz (Documentaries)


Friday Nov 10th @ 6:15pm Czech Day: documentaries by Krystyna Krauze: “Nas Vasek” & “Bratricek Karel”, Q&A w. Krystyna Krauze; The Regent Theatre Toronto (551 Mt. Pleasant Road, Toronto)

Saturday Nov 11th @ 1:00pm – 4:00pmScreening of Animation & Short Films at High Park Library, 228 Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto (FREE)

“Close Ties”, director Zofia Kowalewska poster
Mice & Rats”, director Kacper Anuszewski
Harcerz”, director Jonasz Berny
Michael”, director Piotr Januszkiewicz
Evil Deeds”, director Piotr Domalewski
The Ride”, director Kacper Anuszewski
General Dream”, director Dave Lojek & Linda Hecquet
Sledztwo the Inquest”, director Ena Kielska
More Than This”, director Adrian Wojtas
Disorder”, director Julian Talandziewicz
The Last Room”, director Marta Chyła-Janicka
In the woods, fields, on water, in the air, local creatures bring fear”, director Pawel Kleszczewski
Broken Tale”, director Pawel Kleszczewski
“Wake Up”, director Jakub Wojciechowski
“An Ocean Apart”, directors Anna Przystupa, Jakub Przystupa, Krzystof Handzlik
“Syrop”, directors Nastazja Usakiewicz, Justyna Slawinski

Monday, Nov 13th @ 7:10pm – Lecture & Screening of “The Return of Agnieszka H”, director Krystyna Krauze, at the University of Toronto, Alumni Hall, Room 400, 121 St. Joseph St., Toronto (FREE)

Ticketing Details:

Tickets purchased online are non refundable. Seats are not numbered – first come first served.

Doors open 15 min before each screening. Tickets purchased online should be printed or displayed on a Smartphone at the entrance.