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Feb 19, 2024

Award-winning director Jan Komasa to visit Aberdeen for Polish-Scottish Mini Festival 2024

The Polish Association Aberdeen is thrilled to extend a warm invitation to individuals from across Scotland and beyond to partake in a captivating series of cultural events as part of the seventh instalment of the Polish-Scottish Mini Festival 2024.

Hosted as part of the festival, ‘Weekend of Polish Cinema with International Film Festival Tofifest’ is scheduled from March 1st to March 3rd. This exciting program section is the result of a partnership with the esteemed International Film Festival Tofifest from Toruń.

A highlight of this year’s festival will be the presence of award winning Polish film director and screenwriter, Jan Komasa. A recipient of numerous accolades from prestigious film festivals worldwide, Komasa’s distinguished repertoire includes feature films, documentaries, commercials, and music videos. Notably, his film “Corpus Christi” was the Polish submission for the Academy Awards.

The festival will showcase three of Komasa’s films – “Warsaw 44,” “The Hater,” and “Corpus Christi.” Attendees will have the unique opportunity to engage with the director through a masterclass and a meeting at the University of Aberdeen, facilitated by the ‘Elphinstone Institute’ and ‘Film and Visual Culture’.

The festival kicks off on Friday, March 1st, with a screening of “Corpus Christi” at the University of Aberdeen, followed by a Q&A session with the director. On Saturday, March 2nd, “Warsaw 44” will be screened at Newton Dee Phoenix Theatre, with free admission. The festival concludes on Sunday, March 3rd, with screenings of “Corpus Christi” and “The Hater” at the same venue.

All events are open to the public, free of charge. To reserve seats for the screenings, please visit the following links:

            •          “Warsaw 44”: Eventbrite Link

            •          “Corpus Christi”: Eventbrite Link

            •          “The Hater”: Eventbrite Link

Don’t miss this exceptional opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Polish cinema at the Polish-Scottish Mini Festival 2024.

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