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24th Polish Film Festival in America: Nov 2-18

October 16, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

My Father’s Bike by Piotr Trzaskalski
will open the

24th Polish Film Festival in America
Pre- Premiere screening

CHICAGO, NOVEMBER 2 – 18, 2012

The 24TH Polish Film Festival in America (PFFA) is the world’s largest annual showcase of Polish cinema outside of Poland, and one of the Chicago’s premier film events. It will run from November 2nd to November 18th, 2012.

The PFFA VIP Opening Gala will be held at MUVICO ROSEMONT 18 (9701 Bryn Mawr Ave. Rosemont) on Friday, November 2, 2012 at 7.00 pm.

The opening program of the 24th PFFA will begin with a pre-premiere screening of My Father’s Bike, directed by Piotr Trzaskalski. A new but already awarded movie before its premiere in Poland from the internationally acclaimed director (Edi, Master), brings a touching story of love, friendship and family. The film is set in a contemporary Poland. Morning. A 70-year-old Wlodek (fabulous Michal Urbaniak, a famous jazz saxophonist) finds a letter from his wife informing him of her leaving. This message causes shock. Wlodek looses consciousness and is taken to the hospital. The next day, at the hospital he is visited by his son Pawel (Artur Zmijewski) and a teenage grandson Maciek. Pawel is the celebrated pianist and lives in Berlin, while Maciek lives with his mother in England, where he attends school. Pawel and Maciek have not been in touch for a long time. They are indignant about the fact that their mother and grandmother left for another man. The two decide to find her and bring her home….

Tickets for the Opening Gala on November 2nd in MUVICO ROSEMONT 18 (followed by an Opening Reception in the Society for Arts at 9:30pm) can be purchased on, or by calling PFFA main box-office 773.486.9612. Festival passes for seven films (excluding the Opening, Closing and Special screenings) are already for sale. Tickets and passes are also available in Polish bookstores, Polamer centers, and the PFFA main box-office.

The 24th Polish Film Festival in America will showcase over 70 Polish feature and documentary films, including anxiously awaited titles as: Sponsoring by Malgoska Szumowska, Letters to Santa by Mitja Okorna, The Woman in the Fifth by Pawel Pawlikowski, Supermarket by Maciej Zak, Big Love by Barbara Bialowas, and last-but-not-least exciting 80 Million by Waldemar Krzystek, an action movie based on facts from a time of the martial law – a Polish entry for the Academy Award in the Foreign Language category.

The festival will welcome Polish celebrities, numerous outstanding Polish film producers, and other professionals of the Polish film industry.

Click here for the complete PFFA lineup.

Principal Festival Sponsors: Polish Film Institute, The Senate of the Republic of Poland, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland, State Farm Insurance, Muvico Theatres, Dishnet, Startech Glass, and the main media sponsor ITVN

For information and reservation please call the PFFA office at 773.486.9612 or visit the official PFFA website:

Polish Film Festival in America | 1112 N. Milwaukee Ave. | Chicago, IL 60642 | tel: 773.486.9612  |


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