Once again Polish documentaries are coming to Hot Docs, North America’s largest documentary film festival– which runs from Thursday April 25th to Monday May 6th in various venues throughout Toronto.
Ekran is proud to be a co-presenter with the fest with a special screening of the full length documentary Symphony of the Ursus Factory (Symfonia Fabryki Ursus) directed by Jasmina Wojcik.
With sounds and body memory, the ex-workers of the Ursus Factory re-enact one day of work in a plant that no longer exists. The resulting symphony consists of the choreographed movements of the workers as well as of the technical, administrative and managerial staff, accompanied by the recreated phonosphere of the heavy industry. Written by Wajda Studio
Sat, Apr 27 9:45 PM TIFF Bell Lightbox 4
Sun, Apr 28 2:30 PM Scotiabank Theatre 8
Mon, Apr 29 6:30 PM TIFF Bell Lightbox 3
Wed, May 1 12:30 PM Hart House Theatre
Sat, May 4 3:15 PM Scotiabank Theatre 3
Love 404 (dir. Agata Baumgart)
Strip and War (dir. Andrei Kutsila)
Outside the city of Minsk live an unlikely pair. A retired lieutenant-colonel stuck in a pro-Soviet past spends his days leading a regional veteran organization, writing military articles and patriotic essays, and organizing with students and colleagues. He shares his home with his grandson Anatol, who left his unfulfilling job as an engineer to pursue his true calling as a stripper, and dreams of one day founding his own erotic theatre. Their worlds could not be further apart—and they are still dependent upon one another and must navigate gently through their differences. But Anatol is growing restless and wants the freedom to be his own person. He must now face the difficult and painful dilemma of whether he should stay to care for his aging grandfather or break free to pursue his own dreams. (Synopsis written by Heather Haynes)
Fri, Apr 26 8:00 PM Scotiabank Theatre 8
Sat, Apr 27 4:15 PM TIFF Bell Lightbox 4
Tue, Apr 30 3:45 PM TIFF Bell Lightbox 3