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Polish Film Festival starts in April with The Heart and the Sweetheart/Serce serduszko

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Join us for  the Polish Film Festival in April! On four weekday evenings and one Saturday afternoon we will screen five recent Polish productions. The event will open on Thursday, April 7 with the film by Jan Jakub Kolski The Heart and the Sweetheart (Serce, serduszko).  This film tells the story of a girl, who dreams about a ballet career. Maszenka lives in an orphanage after the death of her mother. One day she runs away together with her eccentric tutoress  Kordula.  They travel across Poland hiding from police and meeting interesting people. This nice family movie is worth watching even for the great roles of the two main characters: Maszenka – played by 11 year old debutant Marysia Blandzi and Kordula – by Julia Kijowska and beautiful pictures of Polish countryside.

Wednesday, April 13 - One Way Ticket to the Moon/ Bilet na ksiezyc by Jacek Bromski

Saturday, April 16 - Warsaw 44/ Miasto 44 by Jan Komasa

Thursday, April 21 - Journey to Rome/Cesta do Rima/Droga do Rzymu by Tomasz Mielnik

Monday, April 25 - Life Feels Good/Chce sie zyc by Maciej Pieprzyca

Professor Janina Falkowska from the department of Film Study of Western University will be our guest this year. She will introduce the films and facilitate discussion after the screenings.

All screenings will be in the Wolf Performance Hall, in Central Library, starting at 6:30 pm on weekdays and at 2:00 pm on Saturday, April 16.

This event is co-sponsored by the Consulate General of Poland in Toronto.

The event is Free, no registration required