Black Bear Filmfest 2014: ScreenAnarchy's Top 5 Picks

Contributing Writer; Tokyo, Japan (@patrykczekaj)
Black Bear Filmfest is about to begin and we can't be more excited! 

In its second edition after a triumphant debut in 2013, Black Bear Filmfest returns as Poland's only genre film festival specializing in horror, action, fantasy, sleaze, and independent regional filmmaking. For Warsaw-based cinephiles this might be the only chance to see some of the year's most terrifying, crowd-pleasing, provocative, and gory films on the big screen - exactly the way they were meant to be seen. 

The festival's programme, smartly divided into sections such as Fresh Blood, Night Shift, and Head-On, features a diverse and well-sourced selection of international features that will undoubtedly satisfy both devoted genre film lovers and curious passersby.

Black Bear Filmfest takes place in Kinoteka, one of Warsaw's oldest and finest cinemas, between 5 and 12 December and hopes to grow quickly to a nationally and even globally known event. For more information, visit the festival's official website.

Scroll through the gallery for our Top 5, and see the best of the rest here.

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

The world's first Iranian vampire western, Ana Lily Amipour's black-and-white debut feature A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night has quickly become one of the most talked-about films of the year. It may have its flaws, but it's definitely a decent attempt by a debutant director.

Read Ben Umsted's Sundance review.

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