Audiovisual.PL – Polish Documentaries in Dublin is a programme devised to celebrate the Polish Presidency of the EU but first of all to offer audiences in Dublin an opportunity to explore the different topics, styles and techniques of renowned film makers from the Polish Documentary School of the last 50 years. We included into this series films documenting the paranoia of the communistic system and daily life in the People’s Republic of Poland, significant anarchistic and political moments against the regime, stories of individuals struggling with their daily obstacles and of course the typical Polish satire with its black merciless humour. You will laugh, you will cry, you will be shocked and moved but that’s exactly the aim and the magic of the moving image.
All the films were selected in collaboration with the Polish National AudioVisual Institute, the Higher School of Film, Television and Theatre in Łódź, Adam Mickiewicz Institut and biweekly.pl (Link with Culture).
Krzysztof Kieślowski, Marek Piwowski, Paweł Łoziński, Maciej J. Drygas, Jacek Bławut, Wojciech Wiszniewski, Maria Zmarz-Koczanowicz are the selected directors - all of them influenced many aesthetical trends in world cinema but above all documented in the most appealing way people’s lives and challenged the soulless systems and situations.
Each screening includes up to 10 films varying in the length from 5 minutes to 1 hour – in total around 4 hours. There will be breaks between the films where tea, coffee, herbal tea and a shot of vodka with a salty cucumber and Polish bread will be provided!!!
On our beanbags you will be comfortable enough to stay for the whole evening but if you prefer to join for some selected films only it’s not a problem. People will be let in and out during the breaks between the films.
Book early as there are only 35 places per screening.