Warsaw Film Festival Starts Today With Tons Of Promising European Indies

Patryk Czekaj, Contributing Writer
If you haven't booked your tickets yet now is the perfect time! The Warsaw Film Festival starts today and it has many splendid goodies to offer throughout the 10 eventful autumn days (October 11-20). Opening with Uberto Pasolini's Still Life, the festival offers more than 200 films from all over the world.

Though the focus is mostly on European productions and people who wanted to see more Asian art house movies might be a little disappointed, this deliberate move proves to be the festival's main strength right after one takes a closer look at the day-to-day schedule. There is a lot of hidden gems in this year's programme so be careful while choosing the films that you want to see because it's really easy to skip the more engaging titles and the ones that will probably never see the light of day in the near future.

Films were carefully selected and placed into 15 regular categories, cleverly addressing the needs of all types of viewers. Surprisingly, this year the audience can also look back at the filmography of prominent Polish directors of the 20th century in the section called 'Polish classics'.

Headlining the 29th Warsaw Film Festival are movies such as: Enough Said, Crystal Fairy, Ida, Big Bad Wolves, In Hiding, Harmony Lessons, Purgatorio, a Journey Into the Heart of the Border, Grand Central, Exit Marrakech. The festival will conclude with the official Polish premiere of Roman Polanski's newest film Venus in Fur.

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