Four international film productions with a large participation of Polish filmmakers will be presented by this year’s Polonica Department at the Polish Film Festival in Gdynia.

Polonica is the oldest film section of the Gdynia Festival, next to the main competition. Over the years, it was a review of selected new international joint products on which Polish producers and creators worked. Participants in the 46th Polish Film Festival in Gdynia will have the opportunity to see four films.

“Lamp” (2021, Iceland / Sweden / Poland) monastery. valdemar johansson

The film, starring Swedish actress Nomi Rapas, won the “Original Picture” award in the Un Certain Regard section at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Co-producers are: Klaudia Śmieja-Rostworowska, Beata Rzeźniczek, Bogna Szewczyk and Jan Naszewski. Agnieszka Glińska is responsible for editing the film.

“Wolka” (2021, Iceland / Poland) reż. Árni Ólafur Ásgeirsson

A film directed by a graduate of the Lodz Film School who passed away this year. The main roles in the drama taking place in Iceland were played by Polish actors: Olga Pozado, Anna Moskal, Eric Lobos, Jan Sikara. Stanisław Dziedzic and Klaudia Śmieja-Rostworowska co-produced the film. Polina Krajnik is responsible for the selection of actors. Photos by Marek Rajka, set design – Marta Makuja, editing – Matthews Rybka, makeup – Katarzina Wilk.

Nazara – Hunger (2021, Zimbabwe/Poland) dir. Clara Wojkoska

Legendary, musical, full-length animated film based on the screenplay, directed and music by Clara Wojkoska – founder and director of Mhondoro Dreams Concert Theater and Puzzle School. Justyna Rosa and Weronika Rosa are responsible for illustration, animation, image direction and editing, and Maciej Kubera is responsible for sound.

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“Woman in the Night” (2021, Great Britain / Poland / China) Rafael Kapilinsky

The second full-length film by a Polish director, Butterfly Kisses (2017) was awarded the Crystal Bear Award by the 14plus Young Generation jury at the Berlinale. The cinematographer for the “Woman at night” branch is Marcin Koszałka, and the co-producer is Klaudia Śmieja-Rostworowska. Among the cast is Peter Adamczyk. Zbigniew Malecki worked in sound engineering.

The 46th Polish Feature Film Festival will be held from 20-25 September 2021 in Gdynia.