Tag: poland

"One Day You'll Pay": I, OLGA HEPNAROVA Gets A Trailer And Poster For Its March 24th US Opening

While Polish filmmaker Agnieszka Smoczynska's killer mermaid musical The Lure may be getting all the press, there was another film from Eastern Europe quietly racking up award after award and stunning festival audiences last year. Tomás Weinreb and Petr Kazda's I,...

Berlinale 2017 Review: THE ERLPRINCE, The Polish Donnie Darko of Coming of Age Dramas

Emerging Polish director Kuba Czekaj demonstrates genre acrobatics in melancholic coming-of-age The Erlprince

Review: THE LURE, Mermaids, Love, Death, Song and Dance

In the crowded world of cinema, many filmmakers set out to try something different. However, it's one thing to be novel, which normally means stretching a thin gimmick over other recycled bits of past films, but another thing entirely to...

THE LURE: Red-band Trailer for Agnieszka Smoczynska's Superlative Musical

From Sundance to Sitges, The Lure was one of the purest delights on the festival circuit last year. The debut feature from Polish director Agnieszka Smoczynska is a thoroughly unorthodox adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s The Little Mermaid, re-envisioned as a 1980s nightclub...

ŻubrOFFka 2016 Review: BLACK, Award-winning Japanese Animation From Poland

There is something remarkably spellbinding about Tomasz Popakul's Polish-Japanese co-production Black, which won the award for Best Animation at this year's ŻubrOFFka Film Festival. It's unmistakably Japanese in style, and clearly a really passionate homage to the manga art so...

I'M A KILLER (Jestem mordercą): Watch The Trailer For Polish Serial Killer Film

Following its presentation as part of the First Look program in Locarno, writer director Maciej Pieprzyca's true life serial killer film Jestem mordercą (I'm A Killer) releases on Polish screens November 4th and the trailer for the film looks very...

Warsaw 2016 Review: In PARK, the Greek New Wave Becomes Pan-European

Sofia Exarchou elevates the Greek New Wave to the global level while remaining firmly anchored within it. Park is essentially European affair, a fine example of reverse glocalization, tackling highly actual and profoundly pan-European topic and execution easily transferable beyond the turf of the Old Continent

Fantastic Fest 2016 Review: THE HIGH FRONTIER Tests the Borders of Tension

Baby, it's cold outside. The family at the heart of The High Frontier (original title: Na granicy) doesn't feel very warm toward each other, though. As the movie begins and a father and his two sons drive deeper and deeper...

Review: DEMON, A Ghost Story of a Different Colour

Anything you try to bury will come back to haunt you. And as many times as you bury it, it will come back, and no doubt hurt those you least want to see hurt. The past can never be escaped,...

Melbourne 2016 Review: 11 MINUTES Stylishly and Confidently Embraces its Concept

A new film from Polish master Jerzy Skolimowski, this 78 year old auteur shows no signs that he has slowed down in his latest thrilling venture. It is nearing 5:00 p.m. on an austere but sunny day in Warsaw, Poland...

DEMON Trailer: Prepare for a Strange, Jolting Ghost Story

Before we get to the trailer for Demon, let's start with the movie itself. "Demon is a ghost story of a different colour," according to our own Shelagh M. Rowan-Legg, "eschewing most conventional approaches to the manifestations of and reasons...

Faith, Sex And Death In The Trailer For Mariusz Gawryś' Polish Thriller SERVANT OF GOD

Poland has been the source of a surprising number of slickly produced, commercially minded crime thrillers in recent years and that string looks to continue with the imminent arrival of Mariusz Gawryś' Servant Of God (Sługi boże). Just the second...

GoEast 2016 Review: In Polish Anthology NEW WORLD, An Immigrant's Life Is A Dilemma-Ridden Conundrum

The year 2015 was a pretty turbulent and tough one for the Old Continent. It seems that Europe landed under the sign of nomad. The socio-ethnographic locomotion of the magnitude displayed in previous years and hastily ham-fisted decisions sprung from...

Men With Axes. Men With Gasoline. Men With Guns. They're All In The Trailer For Gritty Polish Crime Thriller PITBULL: NOWE PORZĄDKI

It's very much a man's world in the trailer for upcoming Polish crime thriller Pitbull: Nowe Porzadki with the only females present being corpses, kidnapped, strippers or speaking very fast in concerned tones. The men, however? They get the hair...

THE LURE Trailer Delivers Mermaids And Strippers In 1980s Warsaw

Well, now. If director Agnieszka Smoczyńska is to be believed it would appear that things in 1980s Warsaw were a fair bit more colorful and a whole lot stranger than we might have expected looking in from the outside.Smoczyńska's feature...

Five Flavours Serves Up John Woo, Taiwanese Wuxia Films And More For 9th Edition

Poland's top destination for Asian cinema, the Five Flavours Film Festival, is setting the table for its 9th edition, which kicks off on Friday this week (November 12th). Opening with the recently restored version of A Better Tomorrow (1986) and...

Prison Life Ain't Pretty In Grimy Polish Drama GIT

Prison dramas have a long and rich history in cinema ranging from classic mainstream escape films (The Shawshank Redemption, Escape From Alcatraz) to more gritty indie dramaslike recent critical faves Bronson and Starred Up. And it would appear that Kamil...

Fantastic Fest 2015 Review: DEMON, When Ghosts Refuse To Be Silenced

Anything you try to bury will come back to haunt you. And as many times as you bury it, it will come back, and no doubt hurt those you least want to see hurt. The past can never be escaped,...

Impressive Trailer For Polish War Picture KARBALA

Though war pictures set in the Middle East have been a hard sell in recent years given the ongoing nature of the conflict - nobody seems to want to pay to watch events play out on a big screen that...

Haunting Trailer For Polish Serial Killer Thriller THE RED SPIDER

More accustomed to the documentary world, Polish director Marcin Koszałka finds himself in competition at the prestigious Karlovy Vary festival in the Czech Republic with his latest effort - a fictional feature based on a real life serial killer titled...