A lesson in good cinema

Kubrick, Pawluśkiewicz, Kucia – there will be no shortage of great names at Two Riversides today.

“At long last Redmond Barry became a gentleman – and that was his tragedy” – such was the tagline fo Stanley Kubrick’s “Barry Lyndon.” The story of a fictional 18th-century rogue is probably one of the most beautifully made costume dramas. As part of the “Stanley Kubrick” exhibition in Cracow, Kazimierz will hold a screening of the monumental, four times Oscar-winning picture.

Benedikt Erlingsson will be coming to Kazimierz Dolny in the afternoon. In his feature-lenght debut he carries on the wonderful legacy of Fridrik Thor Fridriksson, presenting an emotional family story set deep in Nordic landscapes. The director will personally invite the Two Riversides audience to the Polish premiere of “Of Horses and Men.”

We will also go on an extraordinary journey to the Romany world. In the evening, Perła Cinema will screen “Papusza,” and before that composer Jan Kanty Pawluśkiewicz, this year’s Two Riversides guest, will talk about the film’s score in “Cinema Lesson.” Today, the festival also features the premiere screening of Daniel Ribeiro’s “The Way He Looks,” a Brazilian drama about a blind teenager, who is struggling to free himself from his overprotective mother.

Literature-lovers will meet with Małgorzata Potocka and Janusz Rudnicki today. In the Empik Store, the director and actress will talk about her relationship with Grzegorz Ciechowski, described in her famous book “Obywatel i Małgorzata.” Janusz Rudnicki, on the other hand, will elaborate on the making of his grotesque, often surreal stories.

After thirteen years, Jerzy Kucia, one of the most important makers of international animated artistic cinema, returns with a new film. At the I Love Cinema Café you will have the opportunity to talk with the master about his “Fugue for Cello, Trumpet and Landscape.”

The day will be concluded with the band Miąższ in concert. Their music relies on catchiness and Polish lyrics, and making use of traditional acoustic instruments. In their own words: “Miąższ is really cheesy.” Perhaps, but we sure love that cheese!

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© Film and Art Festival Two Riversides Kazimierz Dolny Janowiec nad Wisłą
Projekt i realizacja: Tomasz Żewłakow