A Monolith film weekend at Two Riversides

“The Wind Rises,” “Bella and Sebastian,” and “The Captive” are what Monolith Films offers this weekend at Two Riversides.

“The Wind Rises” is the Japanese candidate for this year’s Academy Awards. It is the latest work of Hayao Miyazaki, creator of the legendary Studio Ghibli. The film tells the story of a boy who made his dreams come true. Jiro Horikoshi, who had been dreaming of flying since his earliest years, has become an airplane constructor famous throughout Asia. His Mitsubishi Zero fighter planes were used by the kamikaze at Pearl Harbor. The animated film received acclaim from critics all over the world, and it will be available in Polish cinemas from August 29th.

“Bella and Sebastian” is a film adaptation of a story about the extraordinary friendship between a boy and a dog. The film has already enthralled 5 million viewers throughout Europe. A mysterious beast roams near a village in the Alps. The wild animal decimates the villagers’ herds of sheep. One day during a stroll, eight-year-old Sebastian stumbles upon a stray shepherd dog. They become friends, and the boy cannot believe that the grown-ups blame beautiful Bella for the attacks on their homesteads. Sebastian decides to prove her innocence. The film will be shown in cinemas across the country from November 7th.

“The Captive” is a psychological thriller directed by Atom Egoyan, and has been nominated for a Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes festival. The director exposes the connections between the victim, the family, the perpetrator, and the investigators. The film is a very thorough analysis of the influence that a kidnapping exerts on the protagonists’ relations. Ryan Reynolds plays the role of the father of the kidnapped child. The screening in Kazimierz is a unique opportunity to see the film on the big screen, as it will not enter Polish cinemas.

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