Seattle Polish Film Festival begins October 5, 2014


Seattle-Gdynia Sister City Association is proud to present the 22nd Annual Seattle Polish Film Festival (SPFF). This year will be exceptional! The festival starts Sunday, October 5th, with a run of eight stunningly restored Polish classics curated by Martin Scorsese, presented at the home of our new partners, Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave! The 2nd part of the festival (October 10th – 19th) will take place at the SIFF Cinema Uptown (511 Queen Anne Ave N).

Join us Sunday, October 5th with an opening reception and screening of “The Saragossa Manuscript,” by Wojciech J. Has, a brilliant adaptation of one of the greatest works of world literature.  Join us for a reception hosted by SGSCA (no host bar) at 6pm. Movie starts at 7PM.

Festival highlights include: “Shameless” by Filip Marczewski, incest drama about the overly-loving relationship between a young man and his older sister; “One way ticket to the Moon” by Jacek Bromski, nostalgic road-movie comedy set in 1969 and “Life Feels Good” by Maciej Pieprzyca, astonishing true story of one man’s extraordinary efforts to endure in the face of impossible odds.
Also highly recommended are: “Walesa, Man of Hope”, directed by Andrzej Wajda and Traffic Department by Wojciech Smarzowski.

Among the guests of honor will be legendary director Krzysztof Zanussi and a rising star of polish cinema, Dawid Ogrodnik. Krzysztof Zanussi will be at the festival to present his film Illumination at the NWFF and to kick off the first weekend festivities at the SIFF Cinema Uptown. Dawid Ogrodnik, who won 2014 Golden Space Needle Award: Best Actor at Seattle International Film Festival, for his brilliant performance in Life Feels Good, will be at the festival to accept the award from the SIFF representatives. Dawid also played a role in the film Ida, which was screened at SIFF 2014 and is on the shortlist for Oscar award in Foreign Language Film Category.

For more information including film schedules, summaries and guest appearances, please visit the SPFF web site at and NWFF web site at
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Festival passes are $100 (valid 10/5-10/19); $60 (valid 10/9-10/19), tickets are $10, SIFF member ticket price is $5. All Polish language films are subtitled in English.

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