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The celebrations for the 600th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Poland and Turkey continue with the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland, in collaboration with Pera Film, hosting a film programme focusing on the crème de la crème of Polish directors.
Seven film will be screened from masters such as Andrzej Wajda, Jerzy Kawalerowicz, Wojciech Has and of course, Roman Polanski, who is just as famous for his not-so-savoury personal pursuits as he is for his intense dramas and thrillers. All films that will be screened were made during the important ‘Polish School’ period of 1956–1961, during which Polish film directors and scriptwriters were profoundly influenced by the Italian neo-realists. The school took advantage of the liberal changes in Poland, and often depicted the difficulty of Polish history during World War II and Nazi occupation.
Highlights include Kawalerowicz’s Night Train, Has’ brilliant psychedelic cult classic The Saragossa Manuscript, and Polanski’s first feature, the psychological thriller Knife in the Water. All films are in Polish with Turkish subtitles. Click here to see the full schedule.