Polish Film Festival

Messenger of Truth (2012)

Monday, November 11, 2013
Student Center/RegisNorth
7:30 p.m.

Writer and Producer, Paul Hensler. Canisius College


Shields Against Evil (Recent Paintings By Artur Popek)

Thursday, November 14, 2013
Montante Cultural Center
6:00 p.m.

Professor Popek chairs the Department of Art at the M. Curie-Skłodowska in Lublin. He designs prints and makes illustrations for books and magazines, including Nowy Dziennik in New York. Professor Popek will be present at the Opening Reception at 5:30 on Friday, the 15th

Pokłosie (Aftermath,120’, 2012) 

Thursday, November 14, 2013
Montante Cultural Center
7:30 p.m.
Directed by Władysław Pasikowski

Franciszek Kalina returns to Poland after years of living abroad, alarmed that his younger brother is at odds with the residents of their village. The estranged brothers try to find out the truth. The secret, once revealed, will leave a tragic mark on the life of the two brothers and their neighbors. A film inspired by real events. Co-Sponsored by the 29th Buffalo International Jewish Film Festival 


Shields Against Evil (Recent Paintings by Artur Popek)

Thursday, November 14, 2013
Montante Cultural Center
7:30 p.m.
Directed by Wladyslaw Pasikowski

Opening Reception (The Montante Cultural Center, Reception Room)


Pan Tadeusz (124',1928)

Friday, November 15, 2013
Montante Cultural Center
7:30 p.m.
Directed by Ryszard Ordynski

Silent movie based on an epic poem written by Adam Mickiewicz. The film has been reconstructed from its original 3-hour version. Live music by Marcin Pukaluk. The program is made in collaboration with the National Cinematheque in Warsaw. Cost $10, seniors/student $5. No English subtitles. 


Układ Zamknięty (Close Circuit, 100', 2013)

Saturday, November 16, 2013
Montante Cultural Center
7:30 p.m.
Directed by Ryszard Bugajski

Meet the Director and Actress, Maria Mamona.
Polish with English subtitles.  A thriller, loosely based on real-life experiences of three, much too successful businessmen who draw the ire of local officials and face a Kafkaesque nightmare of imprisonment. Cost $10, seniors/students $5.


Róża (Rose, 98', 2011)

Sunday, November 17, 2013
Montante Cultural Center
3:00 p.m.  
Directed by Wojciech Smarzowski

 Polish with English subtitles. A story of the tragic fates suffered by the inhabitants of the Mazurian region in the years following WWII, Variety terms it “almost unbearably brutal, yet hauntingly romantic.” Cost $10, seniors/students $5.