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Journey to Rome- Czech- Polish comedy - Polish Film Festival 2016


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Welcome to week three of the second London Polish Film Festival. Every week we present one recent Polish production already noticed by public and critics and awarded. This coming Thursday, June 16 we will screen Journey to Rome (Droga do Rzymu/Cesta do Řima) a debut film by Tomasz Mielnik,  done in Czech-Polish cooperation.

 The story starts when Vasek, a shy museum guard meets beautiful Ginger, la femme fatale. Seduced by her, he learns that he is sick and becomes a thief. Vasek steals a painting from Czech National Gallery and then travels with it to Rome to sell it to an unknown Italian collector. The acquired money should help to pay a healer. Vasek never gets there but on his way he meets many strange people who tell their peculiar life stories. This surreal comedy is one more road movie in this year’s Festival. So different from other presentations as this movie is not really telling a story;  it rather posts many philosophical and spiritual reflections and questions for which we do not have instant answers. Journey to Rome is a quest for the meaning of life.

Join us at  Western University campus, Film Study department at 7:15 pm to enjoy this screening and discussion after the film.


LOCATION: Western University campus, International and Graduate Affairs Building (old Ivy school),Department of Film Studies Faculty of Arts and Humanities room 3B04 (3rd floor).Entrance from Kent Dr.

7:15 PM, Thursday, June 23 – Life Feels Good/Chce sie zyc by Maciej Pieprzyca

LOCATION: 419 Hill Street - Community room in the Our Lady of Czestochowa Polish Catholic Church. Free Parking

6:15 PM, Saturday, June 25 – Warsaw 44/Miasto 44 by Jan Komasa


The event is free, no registration needed