Jerzy Skolimowski will be our guest at Two Riversides. The famous Polish director will be the hero of this year’s retrospective.
He is considered one of the most important figures in Polish cinema and also the main representative of the new wave in Poland. His talent has also been recognised abroad – Skolimowski is probably the most frequently awarded Polish director at international festivals (he has had several successes in Cannes, Venice, and Berlin).
Almost all of Skolimowski’s films will be screened at Two Riversides, including many little-known student films. The director will attend the festival’s opening gala in Kazimierz Dolny, and later, on August 2nd, he will personally open his retrospective.
The journey through Skolimowski’s filmography will start with the UK-produced horror “The Shout” starring John Hurt in one of the leading roles. Among the screenings of the director’s foreign projects there will be the drama “Deep End,” the comedy “The Departure,” and the historical drama “Moonlighting.” We will also present the director’s beginnings: a trilogy about the young generation (comprised of “Identification Marks: None,” “Walkover,” and “Barrier”); “Hands Up!”, which deals with Stalinist time and whose distribution was made impossible by censorship; and the short films “Erotique,” “Your Money or Your Life,” “Little Hamlet.” There will also be no shortage of Skolimowski’s recent films, like “Four Nights With Anna” and “Essential Killing.”« “45 Years” to open Two Riversides Margarethe von Trotta and the premiere of her latest film at Two Riversides »