Cambridge Film Festival 2008

Celebrating the latest additions to the fine tradition of Polish film.



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Katyn Katyn
Katyn and Time To Die
Katyn (Country: Poland; Year: 2007; Director: Andrzej Wajda; Writer: Andrzej Mularczyk, Przemyslaw Nowakowski, Wladyslaw Pasikowski, Andrzej Wajda; Stars: Artur Zmijewski, Maja Ostaszewska, Andrzej Chyra, Danuta Stenka, Jan Englert, Magdalena Cielecka, Agnieszka Glinska, Pawel Malaszynski, Maja Komorowska, Wladyslaw Kowalski, Oleg Drach), Official Site
In the early days of World War Two, thousands of captured Polish officers are handed over to the Soviet authorities – and vanish.
Kanal (They Loved Life) (Country: Poland; Year: 1957; Director: Andrzej Wajda; Writer: Jerzy Stefan Stawinski, Jerzy Stefan Stawinski; Stars: Teresa Izewska, Tadeusz Janczar, Wienczyslaw Glinski, Tadeusz Gwiazdowski, Stanislaw Mikulski, Emil Karewicz, Vladek Sheybal, Teresa Berezowska, Zofia Lindorf, Janina Jablonowska)
One of Wajda’s first films, it asks us to bear witness to the activities of a group of resistance fighters in the last hours of their lives.
Preserve (Rezerwat) (Country: Poland; Year: 2007; Director: Lukasz Palkowski; Writer: Marcin Kwasny, Lukasz Palkowski; Stars: Marcin Kwasny, Sonia Bohosiewicz, Grzegorz Palkowski, Artur Dziurman, Violetta Arlak, Tomasz Karolak, Mariusz Drezek, Mikolaj Muller, Krzysztof Janczar, Ryszard Chlebus)
After his girlfriend throws him out, photographer Marcin Wilczy?ski moves into the Praga district of Warsaw, the Preserve, of the title, and becomes fascinated by the rundown area and its inhabitants.
Time To Die (Pora Umierac) (Country: Poland; Year: 2007; Director: Dorota Kedzierzawska; Writer: Dorota Kedzierzawska; Stars: Danuta Szaflarska, Krzysztof Globisz, Patrycja Szewczyk, Agnieszka Podsiadlik, Piotr Ziarkiewicz, Kamil Bitau, Kai Schoenhals, Weronika Karwowska)
An old woman talks to her dog in an attempt to retain a modicum of independance in a material world that does not appreciate a child's desire to play on a swing.
Twists Of Fate (Country: US; Year: 2008; Director: Conrad Glover; Writer: John King Fiore; Stars: Rick Borgia, Deborah Ludwig, Mike Lubik, Jason Schaeffer, Ann C. Ryan, Gaetano Iacono, Matt Murray, Gerard Adimando, Conrad Glover, Daniel Werzinger)
This gripping film spans the moral attitudes of two generations and their complex entanglements.
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