AboutReturning to the capital for a 12th successful year, the KINOTEKA Polish Film Festival brings a bumper edition (24th April 30th May) to audiences across London and the UK, with a five week celebration of the best of Polish Cinema, music and visual arts. This year's programme offers an inspiring, diverse choice of screenings, including UK premieres, exhibitions, concerts, interactive workshops and masterclasses.
A distinguished and leading light, in both visual arts and filmmaking, award-winning artist Lech Majewski returns to the National Gallery to premiere his latest project, Field of Dogs (24 May), the follow up to his multi-layered visual tapestry, The Mill and The Cross, inspired by Pietr Bruegel's Way To Calvary, which screened to a sold out audience at Kinoteka in 2012 and featured in his moving image installation, Moving Walls at London's Wapping Project. In Field of Dogs a father ploughs a supermarket with oxen, the plough ripping the tiles; Niagara falls onto a cathedral altar. These are visions of Adam, a poet who has lost his beloved in a car crash, and who gives up his job as professor of literature to work at a supermarket. Set in 2010, the year of the plane crash in Russia that killed Polish President Lech Kaczynski, a national tragedy imposes on a personal one.
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