Ekran goes to ‘Hel’ with Warsaw based Amondo Films
Amondo Kino is not your average blockbuster movie theatre. Hidden in the centre of Warsaw on Żurawia Street, this small vintage cinema houses only 33 seats, and beyond screening indie, classic and art house movies, the cinema is also a place for industry parties, lectures, creative discussions with special guests. As well, it acts as the meeting place and production office for their sister company Amondo Films.
While Ekran was visit Warsaw this past September, Producer-Director Paweł Tarasiewicz gave us a low-down on what happens in their art house cinema & bar.
Established in 2010, Amondo Films is an international group of filmmakers from Poland, Mexico and India. The crew met as students at the National Film School in Łódź and in 2015 produced their first feature film Hel.
Hel, referring to the town in Northern Poland, is a psychological murder mystery centring around Jack, an unsuccessful American scriptwriter, who has come to the seaside town during it’s lonely and cold off season. Two locals get involved in trying to solve the murder and as the truth begins to unravel the plot takes a turn towards the unexpected.
Hel will be making its Canadian premiere this week at Ekran, Toronto’s 9th Polish Film Festival on Tuesday November 7th at 930pm at the Revue Cinema on Roncesvalles.
Directors Pawel Tarasiewicz & Katia Priwieziencew will be in attendance and answering questions after the film in a Q&A session.
For tickets please click HERE.