Ekran 2017: Day 1 Recap!

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Ekran 2017: Day 1 Recap!

Monday night marked the opening of Ekran Toronto’s 9th Polish Film Festival.

Once again the red carpet is laid outside the Revue Cinema on Roncesvalles and before screening Maria Sadowska’s sexy biopic “The Art of Loving“, the audience was greeted by a warm onscreen shout out from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

 

Opening Ceremonies at the Revue Cinema on Roncesvalles (photo cred. Adam Miasik)

Opening Ceremonies at the Revue Cinema on Roncesvalles (photo cred. Adam Miasik)

After the film, guests headed out to the cozy Gallery 1313 in Parkdale for what was a night to remember.

Sparkles seemed to be the theme of the night as we also saw Ekran CEO & Director Marta Pozniakowski in a two-piece dazzling dress from Studio Fitzroy.

When Polish celebrity Robert Więckiewicz walk in, that’s when the party really got going.  Więckiewicz is well known for films such as Walesa: Man of Hope, In Darkness and Vinci.  He will be in Toronto all week participating in Q&A sessions for the films: Convoy (November 8th at 9pm) and The King of Life (a double screening with the short film Romantic).

 

 

Ekran CEO & Director Marta Pozniakowski & Actor Robert Więckiewicz

Ekran CEO & Director Marta Pozniakowski with Actor Robert Więckiewicz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tonight will be another one for the books. Be sure to catch the following films and Q&A Sessions:

5:00pm –  we are screening two documentaries: “Cierpkapuram – The Story of a Friendship & People of the sea, work and prayer”, Q&A with dir. Renata Kolacz  and “To My Father”, Q&A with dir.Liliana Komorowska.

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

9:30pm – “Hel”, director Pawel Tarasiewicz & Katia Priwieziencew (Q&A w. Pawel Tarasiewicz & Katia Priwieziencew)

 

See you there!

Ekran CEO & Director Marta Pozniakowski & Host / Singer Anna Cyzon (photo cred. Adam Miasik)

Ekran CEO & Director Marta Pozniakowski & Host / Singer Anna Cyzon (photo cred. Adam Miasik)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opening Gala Guests at Gallery 1313

Opening Gala Guests at Gallery 1313

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Host / Singer Anna Cyzon styled by Studio Fitzroy & Eliza Kozurno Accessories

Host / Singer Anna Cyzon styled by Studio Fitzroy & Eliza Kozurno Accessories