Seattle Polish Film Festival opens October 12

Seattle-Gdynia Sister City Association is proud to present the 20th Annual Seattle Polish Film Festival opening on Friday, October 12th, 2012 at SIFF Cinema at the Uptown in Lower Queen Anne. The festival will feature the best picks from new releases, independent films, animated movies, and documentaries. All Polish language films are subtitled in English.

This year’s grand opening will feature the screening of Letters to Santa, romantic comedy set on a Christmas Eve in Warsaw, directed by Mitja Okorn. Special guests at this screening include director Mitja Okorn (Letters to Santa), actress Roma Gasiorowska (Letters to Santa, My Name is Ki and Suicide Room) and actor Michal Zurawski.

Festival highlights include: Rose by Wojciech Smarzowski, a harrowing tale of survival centered on Rose, a Masurian woman, whose husband, a German soldier, was killed in the war; Courage by Greg Zglinski, drama about people whose lives get disturbed by a violent act, which forces them to reveal who they really are and Elles – drama by Malgorzata Szumowska, starring Julette Binoche.

Also recommended are: 80 million, directed by Waldemar Krzystek – a movie about the power of thousands, the courage of hundreds and the friendship of a few, thanks to whom a change of fate of millions became possible; Suicide Room, by Jan Komasa and My Name is Ki by Leszek David.

For more information including film schedules, summaries and guest appearances, please visit the SPFF web site at

Festival passes are $60, tickets are $10, SIFF member ticket price is $5.

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