Robert Więckiewicz among the notable guests announced for Ekran 2017


Robert Więckiewicz among the notable guests announced for Ekran 2017

Actor Robert Więckiewicz, directors Ryszard Bugajski & Monika Melen are just a few of the many guests slated to attend this year’s Ekran, 9th Toronto Polish Film Festival. 

Actor Lukasz Simlat in "Amok" dir. Kasia Adamik

Actor Lukasz Simlat in “Amok” dir. Kasia Adamik

Więckiewicz will attend the screening of Convoy with a Q&A on Wednesday November 8th alongside actor Lukasz Simlat.  Simlat will also be attending the screening of Kasia Adamik’s Amok.  Simlat recently won the best supporting actor for his role in Amok at the 42nd Polish Feature Film Festival in Gdynia. 

Other guests include: Short film directors Renata Kolacz and Liliana Komorowska.  Director George Rethy and actress Kat Inoaki.

Directors Pawel Tarasiewicz & Katia Priwieziencew bring their psychological thriller “Hel” for its Canadian premiere.

Director Ryszard Bugajski with the Ekran premiere of his latest film “Blindness“.

Actor Robert Wrzosek will be accompanying the WWII epic “Cursed“.

Documentary film maker Monika Melen comes with her latest “By Stanley for Stanley”.  And closing Saturday night will be “Stars” the soccer biopic with director Jan Kidawa-Blonski in attendance.

"Stars" dir. Jan Kidawa-Błoński

“Stars” dir. Jan Kidawa-Błoński

Award winning documentarian Krystyna Krauze will be bringing her Czech documentaries to the Regent Cinema.  “Nasz Vaszek. O sile bezsilnych” – about a former Czech president Vaclav Havel and “Braciszek Karel” about Czech singer Karel Kryl.


On Monday November 13th at the University of Toronto, Krauze will be conducting a lecture and screening her documentary, “Agnieszka H“.  Like her subject matter, Agnieszka Holland, Krauze graduated from the renowned FAMU film school in Prague.


All guests will remain after the films for a Q&A session with the audience.
Ekran – Toronto Polish Film Festival runs from November 6 to 12th, 2017.  For ticket sales please click HERE.