Cinergy with Tomasz Wasilewski

The writer-director Tomasz Wasilewski is one of the most outstanding young Polish filmmaker of his generation. In the end of November he is coming back to Czech Republic within the project Cinergy.

29. 11./ 18:00 - 19:30/ Kino Pilotů/ Master class with Tomasz Wasilewski

Tomasz Wasilewski (b. 1980, Toruń, Poland) studied direction at the Film and Television Academy in Warsaw (2001) and graduated in film and television production from PWSFTviT in Łódź (2006). He shot the short Flameless (Nawiść, 2001) and the short documentary One Man Show (Show jednego człowieka, 2008). His feature film debut In a Bedroom (W sypialni) received its international premiere in KVIFF’s Forum of Independents in 2012 and enjoyed huge success at a series of other international festivals. He returned to Karlovy Vary a year later for the European premiere of his next film, Floating Skyscrapers (Płynące wieżowce), which garnered him Best Film in the East of the West Competition. Wasilewski was a member of the East of the West jury in 2014. His third feature United States of Love premiered in competition at this year’s Berlinale.


29. 11./ 20:00 - 22:00/ Screening of film – United States of Love

United States of Love - The advent of the 1990s brought fundamental social change and a wealth of new possibilities, and the film’s four heroines want to be part of it – Marzena, a former local beauty queen whose husband works abroad; Renata, a Russian teacher nearing retirement; Agata, a young mother trapped in an unhappy marriage; and Iza, a headmistress in love with the father of one of her students. They all have one thing in common: They yearn for change and fulfilment in their lives. One of Poland’s most striking contemporary filmmakers, Tomasz Wasilewski already demonstrated in his previous pictures his wonderful flair for capturing the visceral experiences of his characters, and his latest film is likewise dominated by exquisitely captured moments of searing, wretched desire for love and intimacy. Moreover, the precise, grey-blue lensing of leading European cinematographer Oleg Mutu coolly underscores the loneliness suffered by the individual characters. The film was awarded the Silver Bear for Best Script at this year’s Berlinale.


30. 11./ 10:00 - 12:00/ FAMU / Discussion with Tomasz Wasilewski

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