February at the Film Centre of the University of Gdańsk


A month full of inspiring meetings at the Andrzej Wajda Film Centre of the University of Gdańsk lies ahead. Come and join us!

On February 9 at 6 p.m., we will play Hundreds of Beavers (2022) by Mike Cheslik, a slapstick comedy that pays tribute to the best Buster Keaton films with its wit and unpredictability! After the screening, we will talk to Robert Siwczyk, author of the blog on silent and slapstick cinema, 'Klatki na oczach'.

On February 22, we look forward to a meeting with prof. Patrycja Włodek, author of Wszystko noir? O inspiracjach i wariantach - życie po życiu filmu noir (Krakow 2023), awarded the Bolesław Michałek prize for the best book in film studies by the ‘Kino’ magazine. We will talk not only about the book but also about whether noir is still going strong today. The occasion for the analysis will be Chan-Wook Park's film Decision to Leave (2022).

The end of the month is time for our Decalogue series, which recalls Krzysztof Kieslowski's cult project. On February 28, we will see the fifth part of the series, referring to the commandment 'Thou shalt not kill', and meet the actor playing the lead role, Mirosław Baka.

And on February 29, foreigners and those who fancy practising their English are invited to a screening of the film Tower. A Bright Day (2017) by Jagoda Szelc as part of Cinematic Poland (a project co-created by the UG Film Centre, the UG International Cooperation Office and the Medical University of Gdańsk, bringing Polish culture and history to a foreign part of the academic community). The lecture and discussion in English will be led by dr Joanna Sarbiewska. The film will be screened with English subtitles. Admission is free.

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