Ekran 2018 – A Guide to the 10th Toronto Polish Film Festival
Last night was the official kick off to a week full of films in Toronto (Nov 5-11) and a weekend to come in Mississauga (Nov 16-18).
Yesterday’s Special Screening of Pawel Pawlikowski’s Award Winning Cold War (Zimna Wojna) was SOLD OUT. Potentially, this was the last chance Toronto audiences could catch the film in theatre! Oscar buzz has been following this film since it’s premiere in Cannes 2018.
Following Cold War, we had our first Q&A with director Olga Chajdas after screening her feature debut, NINA. NINA was Co-Presented by Inside Out LGTB Film Festival.
We are looking forward to spending more time tonight with Olga at our Opening Gala, which will proceed after our opening night films 22 Chaser at 7pm (Q&A after the film with director Rafal Sokolowski and crew) and our second opening night screening of Silent Night (Cicha Noc) at 930pm with special guest, Award Winning Actor Arkadiusz Jakubik.
NINA dir. Olga Chajdas and Q&A host Jasia Kiersnowski
22 Chaser dir. Rafal Sokolowski
Here’s a look at the Toronto Schedule for November 5-11:
Wednesday, Nov 7th
6:30pm – “Breaking the Limits”, director Lukasz Palkowski (Q&A w. Arkadiusz Jakubik); Revue Cinema
9:15pm – “Squadron 303”, director Denis Delic (Co-Presented by Canada-Poland Chamber of Commerce); Revue Cinema
Thursday, Nov 8th
6:30pm – “Fugue”, director Agnieszka Smoczynska (Co-Presented by Bechdel Tested); Revue Cinema
9:00pm – “My Friend the Polish Girl”, director Ewa Banaszkiewicz & Mateusz Dymek; Revue Cinema (double screening, together with “The Lake”)
9:00pm – “The Lake”, director Catherine Kasima Kanda; Revue Cinema (double screening, together with “My Friend the Polish Girl”)
Friday, Nov 9th
6:30pm – Block of Short Films, various directors (see below); Revue Cinema
8:30pm – “Mug”, director Malgorzata Szumowska; Revue Cinema (double screening, together with “On the Road”)
8:30pm – “On the Road”, director Bartosz Nowacki (Q&A w. Bartosz Nowacki); Revue Cinema (double screening, together with “Mug”)
Saturday, Nov 10th
4:00pm – “Back Home”, director Magdalena Łazarkiewicz (Co-Presented by The Human Rights Film Festival & JAYU); Revue Cinema
6:30pm – “A Cat with a Dog”, director Janusz Kondratiuk (Q&A w. Bozena Stachura); Revue Cinema
9:00pm – “The Butler”, director Filip Bajon (Co-Presented by Konekt Polish Canadian Professionals); Revue Cinema
Sunday, Nov 11th
4:00pm – “Pardon”, director Jan Jakub Kolski (Q&A w. Monika Onoszko) (Co-Presented by The Human Rights Film Festival & JAYU); Revue Cinema (double screening, together with “Deer Boy”)
4:00pm – “Deer Boy”, director Katarzyna Gondek (Q&A w. Monika Onoszko); Revue Cinema (double screening, together with “Pardon”)
7:00pm – “Leave Me Not”, director Grzegorz Lewandowski; Revue Cinema
9:00pm – “7 Emotions”, director Marek Koterski; Revue Cinema
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Friday, Nov 9th, 6:30pm – Block of Short Films, various directors; Revue Cinema
“A Prayer”, director Sofia Bohdanowicz
“An Evening”, director Sofia Bohdanowicz
“Another Prayer”, director Sofia Bohdanowicz
“Running Toward Thou”, director Hanka Brulinska
“How to Fall”, director Aref Mahabadi
Saturday, Nov 10th, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, Screening of Short Films & Documentaries at High Park Library, Community Room, 228 Roncesvalles Ave., Toronto (FREE)
“Daddy”, director Kacper Anuszewski
“Dreaming of Warsaw”, director Mateusz Czuchnowski
“Heimat”, director Emi Buchwald
“New Bronx”, director Filip Ignatowicz
“Short Distance”, director Giovanni Pierangeli
“You Are What You Eat”, director Monika Kalicki
Can’t make Toronto’s Festival. Don’t worry, we will be in Mississauga at Cine-Starz Mississauga Nov 16-18.
Friday, Nov 16th
7:00pm – “Plan B”, director Kinga Dębska; Ciné Starz Mississauga (double screening, together with “Leader”)
7:00pm – “Leader”, director Katia Priwiezenciew; Ciné Starz Mississauga (double screening, together with “Plan B”)
9:00pm – “Fugue”, director Agnieszka Smoczynska; Ciné Starz Mississauga
Saturday, Nov 17th
3:00pm – “Forever a Pilot of the Spitfire” (Documentary), director Slawomir Ciok; Ciné Starz Mississauga
5:00pm – “Don’t cry when I am gone” (Documentary), director Slawomir Grunberg; Ciné Starz Mississauga
6:30pm – “Werewolf”, director Adrian Panek; Ciné Starz Mississauga
Sunday, Nov 18th
3:00pm – “The Gorals – Highlanders of Carpathia” (Documentary), director Filip Luft (Co-Presented by The Polish Highlanders Association of Canada (
4:30pm – “Outsider”, director Adam Sikora; Ciné Starz Mississauga
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.