Krakow Film Festival

Thu 11th Apr 19: International documentary film competition at the 59th Krakow Film Festival

An Israeli lawyer defending Palestinian terrorists, a Serbian writer acting as a spokesperson to the Aborigines, Polish refugees who find shelter in Africa and to top it off stories about humans and animals who share one fate. Each year, the Krakow Film Festival international documentary film competition showcases the most electrifying stories and the most fascinating protagonists from all over the world.

“Several of the competition documentaries is sure to complicate the viewer’s image of the world. Their subject are the walls that we put up in our own heads, the life that we live in the shadows of gone wars and the resurrected ghosts of our past – sometimes scary, sometimes grotesquely funny. In our competition we’ve found a place both for the films of masters as well as works of the debutantes, the observation of reality and creative documentaries, as well as a completely new genre of documentary” comments Anita Piotrowska, the Festival’s selector.

Krakow Film Festival is the only festival in Poland included in very prestigious group of festivals qualifying for an Academy Award Oscar in the category of full-length documentaries. It is also a part of renowned group of festivals recommending full-length documentary films for the European Film Awards. The festival is accredited by the FIAPF and the EFFE Label.

List of films qualified for the documentary competition:

● “Advocate”, dir. Rachel Leah Jones, Philippe Bellaiche, 110’, Israel, Canada, Switzerland, 2019

● “Heat Singers”, dir. Nadia Parfan, 64’, Ukraine, 2019

● “The Fourth Kingdom”, dir. Àlex Lora Cercós, Adan Aliaga, 83’, Spain, USA, Mexico, 2019

● “A House for You”, dir. Mahdi Bakhshi Moqadam, 70’, Iran, 2019

● “The Border Fence”, dir. Nikolaus Geyrhalter, 112’, Austria, 2018

● “Kabul, City in the Wind”, dir. Aboozar Amini, 85’, Holland, Afganistan, Germany, Japan, 2018

● “Pariah Dog”, dir. Jesse Alk, 77’, USA, 2019

● “Memory Is Our Homeland”, dir. Jonathan Kolodziej Durand, 90’, Canada, 2018

● “Of Animals and Men”, dir. Łukasz Czajka, 55’, Poland, 2019

● “Around the Bed of a Dying Collaborator”, dir. David Ofek, Tal Michael, 51’, Israel, 2018

● “Mussolini’s Sister”, dir. Juna Sulieman, 71’, Israel, 2018

● “Cerro Quemado”, dir. Juan Pablo Ruiz, 63’, Argentina, 2019

● “Stress”, dir. Florian Baron, 83’, Germany, USA, 2018

● “But Now Is Perfect”, dir. Carin Goeijers, 55’, Holand, 2018

● “The Wind. A Documentary Thriller”, dir. Michał Bielawski, 75’, Poland, Slovakia, 2019

● “Wongar”, dir. Andrijana Stojković, 60’, Serbia, 2018

The 59th Krakow Film Festival will take place on May 26 – June 2, 2019

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