27 May 2014

Sophie Seeks Seven 1

The festival was established to celebrate the best of Polish cinema, music and visual arts to audiences across the UK.

This year the London festival is dedicated to the work of the artist and filmmaker Walerian Borowczyk, focusing on his artwork, early shorts, groundbreaking animation and live-action features, many of which have been rarely or never seen in the UK.

The Festival’s touring programme which is screening at FACT on 2, 3 and 4 June features three incredible new films from critically acclaimed Polish directors including Maciej Pieprzyca and Jacek Bromski.

Screening on 2 June, Life Feels Good follows Mateusz, an intelligent, romantic young man tragically trapped inside his own body, suffering from severe cerebral palsy that makes speech and controlled movement nearly impossible.

His protected world is shattered when circumstances place him in an institution where he is misunderstood and mistreated. Life Feels Good recounts the true story of one man’s extraordinary effort to endure in the face of impossible odds. The film is a double prize-winner at both Gdynia and Montreal Film Festivals.

On 3 June, at 8.30pm, we are screening Jacek Bromski’s Ticket to the Moon. Not long out of high school, Adam has been called up for military service and reluctantly makes his way from his backwater home towards a naval base on Poland's Baltic coast. He's accompanied by Antoni, his older brother determined to teach the youngster life before he has to buckle down to military discipline. Very much the ladies' man, Antoni is particularly keen to help Adam on the romantic front - life lessons paying off when the greenhorn makes his belated first carnal conquest.

After breaking up with her cheating boyfriend, Zosia has to start over as a single woman. Her situation is complicated by an old bet with her friend Anna over who is going to get married first. Zosia decides to find the men who were once important in her life and see if somewhere along the way she did not miss true love, or ‘the one’. Sophie Seeks Seven is showing on 4 June.

Tickets for the KINOTEKA film screenings are available now from the Box Office, online and by phone on 0871 902 5737