2017 Opening Night Screening Announced!
Ekran Polish Film Association is thrilled to announce that the 9th Toronto Polish Film Festival will kick off Monday November 6th, 2017 with the Film “The Art of Loving: The Story of Michalina Wislocka” directed by Maria Sadowska and starring Magdalena Boczarska. The film is an adaptation of Michalina Wisłocka’s biography. Cracking down on conservative stereotypes and pervasive ignorance, Wislocka revolutionized the sexual life of the country. And she did it all with a book.
From 1940’s post war Poland to the 1970’s, the film follows the life of the famous Polish gynaecologist and sexologist, whose lifestyle guidebook “The Art of Loving” would be censored by high ranking communist officials for years. Wisłocka’s perseverance finally paid off when the book was published in 1976, and would go on to sell over 7 million copies, opening the doors to Polish bedrooms and revolutionizing the sexual life of the country.
The Art of Love: The Story of Michalina Wislocka, Directed by Maria Sadowska, screenplay by Krzysztof Rak, Director of Photography: Michał Sobociński. Starring: Magdalena Boczarska, Eryk Lubos, Piotr Adamczyk, Justyna Wasilewska, Arkadiusz Jakubik, Wojciech Mecwaldowski, Jaśmina Polak.
About the Director: Maria Sadowska studied directing at the Łódz Film School. She has made a few short films. Her feature debut ‘Women’s Day” qualified for the Gdynia Film Festival. Sadowska is an accomplished Polish singer/songwriter and author of 9 solo albums, who began her musical career at age 14. Speaking to the PAP press agency she said, “I always dreamed of becoming a film director. I was interested in music, photography, painting. And directors have to be a little bit of everything […] But it turned out that in my life music came first. I planned that when I was still young I would be doing music. I believe age plays an important role in the lives of directors. The older you are the more you have to tell.”
The Opening Night screening takes place on November 6th at the Revue Cinema. The full Schedule & ticket sales details for the Toronto Polish Film Festival will be announced on Monday October 16, 2017.
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