POLISH FILM FESTIVAL in Buffalo, 9th edition

Sponsored by The Permanent Chair of Polish Culture at Canisius College and Facebook

Screenings on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at The Montante Cultural Center, 2001 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14208, and on Sunday at ICEA Screening Room, Suite 530, 2495 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14214 (Tri-Main Center)

Thursday, November 12, 2015

7:00 p.m.– THE PHOTOGRAPHER (FOTOGRAF 2014, 110’). Dir. Waldemar Krzystek. The Photographer is an elusive serial killer operating in modern-day Moscow. The investigation points to the old Red Army barracks in Legnica, and to events dating back to the 1970s. Thriller

Friday, November 13, 2015

7:00 p.m.– STRONG MAN (MOCNY CZLOWIEK 1929, 78’). Dir. Henryk Szaro. The film depicts the story of Henryk Bielecki who is a mediocre journalist that, dreaming of fame and glory, doesn't hesitate to lead his ill friend Jerzy Gorski, a writer, to death in order to appropriate his unknown manuscript. Silent film. Live music by MARCIN PUKALUK, composer.

The performance will be preceded by an animation ENDEMIT’S GREED (Łakomstwa Endemita 2014, 11'), dir. Natalia Dziedzic.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

6:30 p.m. – THESE DAUGHTERS OF MINE (MOJE CÓRKI KROWY, 2015, 87’). Dir. Kinga Dębska

A 40-year old actress, her sister and their domineering father, who gradually loses control over his family due to his wife's sudden illness and his own health troubles; these are the three individuals at the heart of My Lousy Daughters, a touching story about the strength of family ties in a situation of imminent danger. Comedy

Q&A session: Director KINGA DĘBSKA, and Producer ZBIGNIEW DOMAGALSKI

9:00 p.m – THE POLISH DANCER (BESTIA, 48', 1917). Dir. Aleksander Hertz. A wild young girl runs away from her parents' house to support herself and attracts the attentions of a married man, who is prepared to abandon his wife and child for her. Silent film. Live music by MARCIN PUKALUK, composer

Sunday, November 15, 2015

2:00 p.m. -THE TOUCH OF AN ANGEL (DOTKNIECIE ANIOŁA 64’, 2014) Dir. Marek Tomasz Pawłowski

Was there another scenario possible for the Holocaust? Could the city of Auschwitz save thousands of Jews from Silesia, before the idea of the cruelest death camp evolved? Documentary. Co-sponsored by Holocaust Resource Center of Buffalo and the Buffalo International Jewish Film Festival 2016

3:30 p.m. GODS (BOGOWIE, 112’, 2014). Dir. Łukasz Palkowski

A film about the early days in the career of acclaimed cardiothoracic surgeon Zbigniew Religa, who performed the first successful heart transplant in Poland in 1985. Drama

* ICEA Screening Room, Suite 530, 2495 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14214 (Tri-Main Center)

Cost $10, seniors/students $5. Tickets available at the door. All the films have English subtitles.

For more info contact the Office of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures at 888 2835, or e-mail Margaret Stefanski at