Docs by Łódź Film School-2

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The internationally renowned National Film School in Łódź is often considered the most rigorous film schools in Poland and has over the years trained many of the most well-known directors in the world. Films made by students of the school, both narrative and documentary, are frequently showcased in film festivals around the world. We have selected 14 documentaries from different eras made by students of the school and have invited several young members of this group to join us in Hong Kong to share their experience with the school.


Date Time Venue
7/10 (Mon) 7:30 pm Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Space Museum*
13/10 (Sun) 5:30 pm PREMIERE ELEMENTS
15/11 (Fri) 7:30 pm Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Space Museum

*Q&A session with the directors


Agnes

Dorota Kędzierzawska
Poland / 1980 / 6 min
No Dialogue

Synopsis
A visual poem about a young girl playing in the garden.

Director's Profile
Dorota Kędzierzawska was graduated from the Łódź Film School’s Directing Department in 1981. She is one of them most well-known Polish film director, and she has received multiple awards, such as Best Director and Best Documentary at Polish Film Awards. Her works include Devils, Devils, Crows and Tomorrow Will Be Better. Tomorrow Will Be Better was awarded Best Feature Film and Peace Film Award at Berlin International Film Festival.


52 Percent

Rafal Skalski
Poland / 2007 / 20 min
In Russian with Chi & Eng Sub

Synopsis
A young girl dreams of training at the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet, but her leg to height ratio falls short of the perfect 52%. It seems that her time has yet to come.

Director's Profile
Rafal Skalski was graduated from the Łódź Film School in 2009, majoring in Film and Television Directing. And now, he is a screenwriter and film director. His work 52 Percent was awarded in many film festivals; including Best Documentary at Polish Independent Cinema Awards.


38.5

Grzegorz Dębowski
Poland / 2010 / 10 min
In Polish with Chi & Eng Sub

Synopsis
The film follows a young boxer of the 38.5kg division as he splits his time between school and home, undergoes boxing training and weight control, and finally competes in the ring.

Director's Profile
Grzegorz Dębowski was graduated from the Łódź Film School in 2014, majoring in Film and Television Directing. His works include Neighborhood Secrets, Change of Winter Time and The Colors of Happiness.


Sisters

Michał Hytroś
Poland / 2017 / 20 min
In Polish with Chi & Eng Sub

Synopsis
Inside Poland’s oldest convent, three nuns, all over seventy, live by the ancient code of “pray and work”. This film is a record of their unique wisdom and way of living.

Director's Profile
Michał Hytroś studied at the Łódź Film School, then graduated from Theater Academy in Warsaw in 2018, majoring in Acting. His work Sisters was awarded Best Documentary in many Polish film festivals.


Time Machine

Jan Bujnowski
Poland / 2018 / 26 min
In Polish and English with Chi & Eng Sub

Synopsis
A street performer makes a living on the streets of London with his array of strange devices. When his parents decide to pay him a visit, he realizes he needs to reexamine his relationship with his father.

Director's Profile
Jan Bujnowski is now in his fourth year at the Łódź Film School. His works include Time Machine and Crossword.

Ticketing

Screenings at Hong Kong Space Museum will be available at URBTIX from 19 September.
Ticket Price: $75 / $55*
* Full-time students, senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and their minder and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients

Screenings at PREMIERE ELEMENTS tickets will be available at Box Office of PREMIERE ELEMENTS  from 19 September.
Ticket Price: $85 / $55*
* Full-time students, senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and their minder and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients

Enquiries
Visible Record
Tel: 2540 7859
Email: visiblerecord@gmail.com