The Sopot Film Club is pleased to invite you to the following events taking place in September and October. Note that all films are shown in the original language with Polish subtitles.
16.09 Summer Shorts
A set of five, 70 mm short films, with the connecting theme of summer.
L’été et tout le reste (The summer and all the rest), dir. Sven Bresser, Netherlands 2018, 18 min.
When the last of the tourist ships departs at the end of summer and most of Marc-Antoine's friends go to college or to work, he and his friend Mickael remain on the deserted island.
El Afilador (The Sharpener), dir. James Casey, Mexico 2018, 9 min.
A young woman works in a small cafe in the centre of Mexico City. He spends his days preparing food, listening to sentimental music and waiting for the object of her obsessions to arrive.
Tungrus, dir. Rishi Chandna, documentary, India 2018, 14 min.
Observation of a week in the life of a middle-class household in Mumbai, which is turned upside down when the father of the family brings home a small bird.
Abu Adnan (Adnan’s Father), dir. Sylvia Le Fanu, Denmark 2017, 25 min.
Sayid wants to preserve the status of father and patriarch of the family in a new linguistic and cultural environment, although his son is increasingly assimilating.
Fest, dir. Nikita Diakur, animation, Germany 2018, 3 min.
23.09 Maiden, dir. A. Holmes, United Kingdom, 2018, 97mins
In 1989, a group of stubborn, brave, independent girls created the first ever all-female crew competing in the prestigious and extremely dangerous Whitbread Round the World Race. They were led on the yacht ‘Maiden’ by Tracy Edwards, a rebel and a runaway from home. ‘Girls at sea are nothing but problems.’ ‘Girls on ships are only suitable for the kitchen’ she had heard from the beginning of her great sailing adventure. So, she fought not only with the dangerous elements, but also with ignorance and contempt. ‘If I believed what they said about me, I would never be where I am,’ she said years later.
30.09 Magic nights, dir. P. Virzì, Italy, 2018, 125mins
Rome, summer 1990. The Football World Cup is underway. Maradona eliminates the Italians from the finals, and the carabinieri pulls the body of a well-known film producer from the Tiber. His young lover points the finger at three aspiring screenwriters. Antonino, Luciano and Eugenia get to the police station where they spend an intense night. They are reliving the last stormy and exciting 30 days that have turned their lives upside down.
Paolo Virzìi's latest film is both a comedy and a film noir. This master of Italian cinema portrays the last moments of the great era of the Italian film industry, during Fellini's lifetime. In the early 1990s, Virzì himself was like the main characters of his films when he landed in Rome as a young man. He’s said about the film ‘lies are intertwined with the real memories of crazy, magical, threatening nights that still come back in some of my dreams.’
07.10 Lovers one day, dir. P. Garrel, France, 2017, 75mins
After the breakup of her relationship, Jeanne returns to her homeland and discovers the romance of her father with a woman of her own age. Shot in Black and white, composed of conversations and observations of everyday situations, this is a drama about the paradoxes and impermanence of relationships, which is a continuation of the works of a new wave of masters.
14.10 The End of the Day, dir. L. Nemes, Hungary, 2018, 144mins
‘The End of the Day’ is the latest work by László Nemes (Oscar winner for ‘Son of Saul) which won awards at the Venice Festival. Constructed in the image of a mysterious labyrinth, the film leads us through Budapest at the beginning of the 20th century, then still one of the most important cities in Europe and pearl of the Austro-Hungarian empire. Our guide to the imperceptibly growing city is Irisz, the young daughter of the owners of a hat shop who died in a fire years ago. The girl is looking for her missing brother, but also answers to questions about her own identity. She ventures into the alleys and dead ends, discovers the interiors of elegant shops, palaces, but also anarchist hideouts and miserable workers' districts. This is the world of technological triumph and civilizational backwardness, luxury and anxiety; a world where your hat is a testament to your status. Sophistication, however, doesn’t protect against the revolting wild energy pulsing on the outskirts.
21.10 Varda according to Agnès, dir. A. Varda, France, 2019, 115mins
Another autobiographical documentary following on from The Beaches of Agnès and Faces Places, by Agnès Vardy who died earlier this year. In her film, the French New Wave director presents herself as a colourful, unconventional and graceful guide in the world of her own work. Before our eyes, she remembers the most important stages of her career, honestly describing both moments of excitement, as well as moments of doubt and fear. The outstanding director eagerly refers to the political dimension of her cinema and proudly recalls her commitment to the feminist movement. At the same time, she does not ignore issues closely related to her private life, with particular emphasis on the complicated relationship with the filmmaker Jacques Demy, who died in 1990.
28.10 Playtime, dir. J. Tati, France, 1967, 115mins
Mr. Hulot is going to meet an American businessman in the office district of Paris. Wandering through the corridors of a huge building full of nooks and crannies, he encounters an excited German salesman, bumps into a colleague from years ago and joins a group of American tourists who’ve only just met each other. In summary, he is caught up in increasingly absurd situations, spreading chaos and confusion.
Place: Dworek Sierakowski
Date:16.09 , 20:00 - 22:00
23.09 , 20:00 - 22:00
30.09 , 20:00 - 22:00
07.10 , 20:00 - 22:00
14.10 , 20:00 - 22:00
21.10 , 20:00 - 22:00
28.10 , 20:00 - 22:00
Hour: 20:00 - 22:00
Address: Józefa Czyżewskiego 12, 81-706 Sopot
Phone: 58 551 07 56
Organizer: Society Friends of Sopot