June 2018

On Thursday, June 21st, Ekran is proud to present the travelling programme from Poland’s Short Waves Festival. In partnership with Shorts That Are Not Pants we’ll be presenting five award-winning short films from Poland.

Thursday June 21st at 7:00pm
(600pm pre-screening drinks in the lobby – $5 tall cans courtesy of Woodhouse Brewing Co.)
Carlton Cinemas 20 Carlton Street (steps from College subway station).

Films to be screened:

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VOLTA

Dirs: Monika Kotecka, Karolina Poryzała
Poland – 2017

Zuzia (12) has been training vaulting for two years and has an extraordinary role topping the acrobatic pyramid. She is a “flyer” lifted by the stronger and more experienced vaulters. Another intensive season begins. During the training sessions it becomes apparent that the girl has lost some of her grace and lightness. At first the coach blames the lifters but they admit that Zuzia is now too big to lift. It becomes clear that she is “just growing” and her role is given to a younger girl.

Duration: 14:00

 

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HEIMAT (HOME)

Dir: Eli Buchwald
Poland – 2017

Five members of a rather peculiar family meet at the police station. Three grown-up children have to testify against the man who beat up their father.

Duration: 24:00

 

 

 

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DREGS

Dir: Kordian Kądziela
Poland – 2017

Beata is a telephone fortune teller and she’s advising thousands in her work. Her life changes drastically when one of her readings almost leads to a tragedy.

Duration: 28:00

 

 

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN

Dir: Damian Kocur
Poland – 2017

Michal lives in the country and works at a cattle farm. At the end of the day, he comes back home, has dinner and rests. Every day in his life is the same. One day, a girl he met on the Internet visits him.

Duration: 25:00

 

 

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THE WIZARD OF THE U.S.

Dir: Balbina Bruszewska
Poland – 2017

Social satire based on the story by L. Frank Baum. A mysterious tornado grabs Dorothy and takes her to an unusual place. She follows the yellow brick road to the wizard who will surely make her dreams come true.

Duration: 23:00


Tickets available online or at the Carlton box office ($10 adults, $7 seniors). Facebook RSVP here!

 

Plakat 100lecie MISSISSAUGA FINAL

During the 2018 Mississauga Polish Day Festival, Ekran will be screening a number of historical Polish films in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Poland’s independence. The films will be open for anyone interested to enjoy, and include both classics by renowned  Polish directors as well as modern Polish filmography. The screenings will occur in the the Noel Ryan Auditorium within Mississauga Central Library.

This year’s screening will showcase the following three films during these times:

  • 12:30pm Człowiek z marmuru, A. Wajda (153 min)
  • 4:00pm Miasto 44, J. Komasa (122 min)
  • 7:00pm Wołyń, W. Smarzowski (149 min)

 

Człowiek z marmuru (Man of Marble), A. Wajda


In 1976, a young woman in Krakow is making her diploma film, looking behind the scenes at the life of a 1950’s bricklayer, Birkut, who was briefly a proletariat hero, at how that heroism was created, and what became of him.

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Miasto 44 (Warsaw ’44), J. Komasa


A story of love, friendship and the pursuit of adventure during the bloody and brutal reality of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising.

 

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Wołyń (Hatred), W. Smarzowski


Despite being in love with a Ukrainian boy from the same village, Polish girl named Zosia is forced into marrying a wealthy widower. Soon World War II begins and ethnic tensions arise. Amidst the war chaos Zosia tries to survive.

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****DISCLAIMER: The films “Wolyn” & “Miasto 44” contain scenes of violence which some viewers may find disturbing. Please note that these films are Rated R and should only be recommended to viewers above the age of 18. Viewer discretion is advised ****