Edinburgh International Film Festival 2017

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Animals and The Erlprince
13 Summers Underwater (13 veranos bajo el agua) (Country: UK, Brazil, Poland; Year: 2017; Director: Wiktoria Szymanska; Writer: Wiktoria Szymanska)
Film poem about death's relationship to the living.
World premiere
Afterimage (Powidoki) (Country: Poland; Year: 2016; Director: Andrzej Wajda; Writer: Andrzej Wajda, Andrzej Mularczyk; Stars: Boguslaw Linda, Aleksandra Justa, Bronislawa Zamachowska, Zofia Wichlacz, Krzysztof Pieczynski, Mariusz Bonaszewski, Szymon Bobrowski, Aleksander Fabisiak, Paulina Galazka, Irena Melcer, Tomasz Chodorowski, Filip Gurlacz, Mateusz Rusin, Mateusz Rzezniczak, Tomasz Wlosok)
The story of avant-garde painter Władysław Strzemiński.
Scottish premiere
Amok (Country: Poland; Year: 2017; Director: Kasia Adamik; Writer: Richard Karpala; Stars: Mateusz Kosciukiewicz, Lukasz Simlat, Zofia Wichlacz, Zbigniew Stryj, Miroslaw Haniszewski, Jan Peszek, Piotr Lukaszczyk, Karol Bernacki, Michal Meyer, Magdalena Kuta, Bogdan Koca, Michal Puchacz, Kosma Press, Jakub Wons, Pawel Tomaszewski)
A police inspector suspects he has found evidence about a cold case in a newly published book.
International premiere
Animals (Tiere) (Country: Switzerland, Austria, Poland; Year: 2017; Director: Greg Zglinski; Writer: Jörg Kalt, Greg Zglinski; Stars: Birgit Minichmayr, Philipp Hochmair, Mona Petri, Mehdi Nebbou, Michael Ostrowski)
Reality starts to shift after a couple take a break to try to rebuild their marriage.
UK premiere
Aria Diva (Country: Poland; Year: 2007; Director: Agnieszka Smoczynska; Writer: Robert Bolesto, Agnieszka Smoczynska, Olga Tokarczuk; Stars: Katarzyna Figura, Gabriela Muskala, Slawomir Grzymkowski, Alan Kozlowski, Olivier Kozlowski, Zdzislaw Wardejn, Izabella Klosinska, Ewelina Starejki, Sebastian Lach, Paul Ofciete)
The arrival of a neighbour sees a housewife's life change.
Showing in short programme: Polish Shorts: 15 Years of Wajda School
Close Ties (Wiezi) (Country: Poland; Year: 2016; Director: Zofia Kowalewska; Writer: Zofia Kowalewska)
An elderly couple grumble constantly. But why?
Showing in short programme: Polish Shorts: Perspectives
Debut (Country: Poland; Year: 2016; Director: Katarzyna Kijek; Writer: Przemyslaw Adamski, Katarzyna Kijek; Stars: Ivo Krankowski)
A man finds himself in the middle of the screenplay he is trying to write.
Showing in short programme: Polish Shorts: Perspectives
The Erlprince (Królewicz Olch) (Country: Poland; Year: 2016; Director: Kuba Czekaj; Writer: Kuba Czekaj; Stars: Staszek Cywka, Agnieszka Podsiadlik, Sebastian Lach, Bernhard Schütz, Boguslawa Jantos, Emilia Stachurska, James Fordham, Anna Podolak, Artur Kazmiruk)
The boundaries between reality, desire and appearance blur for a boy coming of age.
Scottish premiere
Evil Deeds (Zte uczynki) (Year: 2016; Director: Piotr Domalewski)
Coming of age.
Showing in short programme: Polish Shorts: Perspectives
Foreign Body (Country: Poland; Year: 2016; Director: Marta Magnuska)
Short film.
Showing in short programme: Polish Shorts: Perspectives
A Heart Of Love (Serce milosci) (Country: Poland; Year: 2017; Director: Lukasz Ronduda; Writer: Robert Bolesto; Stars: Justyna Wasilewska, Jacek Poniedzialek, Magdalena Cielecka, Szymon Czacki, Rafal Domagala, Yevgeniy Glazkov, Piotr Jeziorowski, Abu Kamal, Patrick Komorowski, Piotr Lukaszczyk, Sebastian Perdek, Sylwester Piechura, Patryk Pniewski, Eduardo Rozhko, Kamil Studnicki)
The intimate relationship between two Warsaw artists.
UK premiere
Joanna (Country: Poland; Year: 2013; Director: Aneta Kopacz; Writer: Aneta Kopacz, Aneta Kopacz, Tomasz Sredniawa)
A story of thoughtfulness in death, life and love.
Showing in short programme: Polish Shorts: 15 Years of Wajda School
Satan Said Dance (Szatan kazal tanczyc) (Country: Netherlands, Poland; Year: 2017; Director: Katarzyna Roslaniec; Writer: Katarzyna Roslaniec; Stars: Tygo Gernandt, Marta Nieradkiewicz, Bartosz Gelner, Danuta Stenka, Izabela Kuna, Lukasz Simlat, Magdalena Berus, Tomasz Tyndyk, Moe Abbas, Jacek Poniedzialek, Lieke Scholman, Hanna Koczewska, John Porter)
After the success of a novel, a woman's life starts to fall apart.
UK premiere
The Sun, The Sun Blinded Me (Slonce, to slonce mnie oslepilo) (Country: Poland, Switzerland; Year: 2016; Director: Anna Sasnal, Wilhelm Sasnal; Writer: Anna Sasnal, Wilhelm Sasnal; Stars: Rafal Mackowiak, Edet Bassey, Malgorzata Zawadzka, Pawel Binkowski, Juliusz Chrzastowski, Joanna Drozda, Patrycja Durska, Piotr Grabowski, Zbigniew Konopka, Pawel Kumiega, Szymon Kusmider, Jerzy Lapinski, Michal Majnicz, Piotr Polak)
Camus reimagined in northern Poland.
UK premiere
Telefono (Country: Poland; Year: 2004; Director: Marcin Wrona; Writer: Marcin Wrona; Stars: Jordi González Castelló, Ewa Kasprzyk, Marcin Kwasny)
Patty Diphusa is an erotic film star created by Pedro Almodovar. One day, following a script, she comes to Poland. She waits for the man of her dreams, but he doesn't come. She calls Almodovar on the phone...
Showing in short programme: Polish Shorts: 15 Years of Wajda School
Urban Cowboys (Miejscy Kowboje) (Country: Poland, Ireland; Year: 2016; Director: Pawel Ziemilski; Writer: Pawel Ziemilski)
Short film.
Showing in short programme: Polish Shorts: Perspectives
Volhynia (Wolyn, Hatred) (Country: Poland; Year: 2016; Director: Wojciech Smarzowski; Writer: Wojciech Smarzowski; Stars: Michalina Labacz, Arkadiusz Jakubik, Wasyl Wasylik, Adrian Zaremba, Izabela Kuna, Jacek Braciak, Maria Sobocinska, Oleksandr Zbarazkyi, Volodymyr Protsiuk, Oleksandr Chesherov, Lech Dyblik, Roman Skorovskiy, Zacharjasz Muszynski, Michal Gadomski, Gabriela Muskala)
A farm girl is forced into marrying a wealthy widower, as the Second World War begins, she tries to survive.
Scottish premiere
You Have No Idea How Much I Love You (Country: Poland; Year: 2016; Director: Pawel Lozinski; Writer: Pawel Lozinski; Stars: Ewa Szymczyk, Hanna Maciag, Bogdan de Barbaro)
A mum and daughter take part in family therapy
Scottish premiere
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