Majewski and Alighieri at Two Riversides

A blind cameraman; the Polish Dante Alighieri; the clash of the poor and the rich; another day at the Two Riversides Festival.

North versus south. The retrospective of Lina Wertmüller will begin with ”All Screwed Up,” a lighthearted film about a group of young people moving from the Italian south to Milan. Given the blessing of Federico Fellini himself, Wertmüller (who was his assistant for “8 ½”) is the world’s first woman to have been nominated for an Academy Award in directing.

Be it language, reality, family or political life – the devil is in the detail. At Two Riversides Bohdan Zadura, author of the poem “Silence” and the volume “Nightlife,” will elaborate on the craft of writing. Specialised in everyday poetic documenting, Zadura creates not only poetry, but also historical documentary encompassing the aura of recent decades.

Panos H. Koutras, director of the cult “The Attack of the Giant Moussaka,” returns with another intriguing production. In “Xenia,” presented at Two Riversides, Koutras depicts a modern Greek odyssey in the convention of magical realism.

“Dante resurrected in Poland” – this is what foreign press wrote about Lech Majewski on occasion of the premiere of “Field of Dogs.” The film about a man fascinated with “A Divine Comedy” has already enthralled European audiences, and now has the opportunity to do the same at Two Riversides. The director of “The Garden of Earthly Delights” and “The Mill and the Cross” will be visiting Kazimierz Dolny and Janowiec nad Wisłą in person, and will meet with the viewers after the film’s screening.

Can a film’s cameraman be blind? Two Riversides will be screening Sebastián Alfi’s “Gabor,” which follows the story of the titular cinematographer who lost his sight. Although it seemed impossible, years later his dreams come true – he manages to stand behind a camera once more.

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