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Films 2004

Dec 12 CANCELED - Vinci by Machulski at Cinerama - CANCELED
  Seattle Polish Film festival moved to April 2005
Oct 9-14 The Big Animal at Grand Illusion cinema in Seattle
June 3 and June 6 Tomorrow’s Weather by Stuhr at SIFF
May 31 - June 3 Radziwilowicz in a French movie at SIFF
May 9 Pornography by Kolski at SAM

CANCELLED - Dec 12, 5 pm: Vinci by Machulski at Cinerama - CANCELLED


The screening has been cancelled and the movie will not be rescheduled any time soon as it was sold to a new distributor.

More: Michal Friedrich (206) 619-2063

Juliusz Machulski is a Polish director known for knack for criminal comedies. His latest movie Vinci, released in 2004,  is a comedy involving a  heist of the famous painting Lady with Ermine by Leonardo da Vinci; the real painting being the biggest treasure of the Czartoryski Museum in Cracow, Poland. Organized by the Society for Arts in Seattle.

Where: Cinerama in Seattle; tickets $12 at 1-866-466-ARTS, and at the Polish Home on Dec 3 & 10; $14 at the door.

More: Cinerama, movie Vinci, Michal Friedrich (206) 619-2063

Polish Film Festival moved to April, 2005

The Seattle Polish Film Festival that used to happen in November every year has been moved from fall to spring. The next, 13th edition of the Festival is scheduled for April 23 – May 1, 2005. The producer, Seattle-Gdynia Sister City Association, asks all patrons and supporters for patience and works on bringing in a better selection of movies by Polish filmmakers for the April edition than it was possible for November.

More: the updated Festival site is at Seattle Polish Film Festival

Oct 9-14: The Big Animal at Grand Illusion in Seattle

This parable about non-conformity has been directed by Jerzy Stuhr to a script by Krzysztof Kieslowski. Mr. Stuhr also plays the leading role of a small town dweller who finds his life turned upside down by adopted camel. The movie was shown in Seattle together with A Week in a Life of Man during Stuhr’s visit at 2001 SIFF when he was one of the Festival’s featured directors.

Where: Grand Illusion Theatre, 1403 NE 50th St, Seattle, 206-523-3935, Sat-Sun 4, 5:45, 7:30, 9:15, M-T 7:30, 9:15

More: movie The big animal, Stuhr Jerzy Stuhr, Grand Illusion cinema

June 3 & June 6 - Tomorrow’s Weather by Stuhr at SIFF

Seattle International Film Festival brings only one Polish movie this year: the acclaimed Tomorrow’s Weather (Pogoda na jutro) directed by Jerzy Stuhr. Mr. Stuhr plays a former gym teacher who has spent seventeen years living in a monastery after escaping an unfaithful wife and the Communist regime. When his fellow monks convince him to perform in a band, his family finds him and his quiet, simple life will soon come to an end. The movie won three 2004 Eagles (Polish Oscars), including the best actor for Mr. Stuhr. The movie was also voted the best movie at the Polish FF in LA last month.

Seattle International FF runs May 20 – June 13, 2004


Where: June 3, 7:15 pm at the Harvard Exit and June 6, 3:45 pm at the Broadway Performance Hall, Seattle; www.landmarktheatres.com/Market/Seattle/HarvardExitTheatre.htm



In Polish w/English subtitles.

More: SIFF http://www.seattlefilm.com/index.aspx,

Stuhr http://www.kinoeye.org/02/05/horton05.php

about movie: http://www.filmfestivalrotterdam.com/en/film/28192.html

Seattle Times movie review  (one needs to register for the Seattle Times archives before reading the review)

May 31 - June 3 - Radziwilowicz in a French movie at SIFF

Jerzy Radziwilowicz

Jerzy Radziwilowicz, the actor whom we will always remember as Maciek Birkut in Wajda’s Man of Marble and Man of Iron, plays the leading role in The Story of Marie and Julien directed by Jacques Rivette. The SIFF short introduction to the movie praises Mr. Radziwilowicz and Emmanuelle Beart for exceptional lead performances in this accomplished film. Seattle International Film Festival runs May 20 – June 13, 2004.

Where: May 31, 11 am at AMC Pacific Place, 600 Pine Street, Seattle, (206) 652-2404, June 3, 9:30 pm at Harvard Exit, 807 E. Roy at Harvard, Seattle, (206) 781-5755

More: Actor www.culture.pl/en/culture/artykuly/os_radziwilowicz_jerzy, movie www.seattlefilm.com/film/detail.aspx?id=175, SIFF http://www.seattlefilm.com/index.aspx

May 9, 6 pm - Pornography by Kolski at SAM

This great movie is an adaptation of a novel by Witold Gombrowicz. The director created the movie to his own script, introducing new characters and plot twists, trying to preserve Gombrowicz's dark spirit. This drama of love, dangerous relationships, manipulation and murder is set at a rural estate in 1943 Poland. The movie received several Eagles (Polish Oscars) for 2004, among them Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Supporting Actor and Best Music. It also was Poland's entry to 2004 Oscars. Brought to you by Seattle-Gdynia Sister City Association.

Where: Seattle Art Museum, downtown Seattle, tickets $10, Polish w/ English subtitles

More: www.PolishFilms.org, advanced ticket sale at the Polish Home on Friday May 7, from 7 to 9:30 pm

© 2004 Ryszard Kott

Fot. 'Fountain" - Hanna Gil

Fot. "Seattle" - Ryszard Kwieciński