We are happy to present to you the third part of the series of recommendations shared by the creators of the Festival.
Discover the five potentially touching moments of the Festival, according to the director Jerzy Moszkowicz:
Billy-Goat like me
At the Opening of the Festival, we will present Platinum Goats to the Goat… Matołek the Billy Goat, naturally. I re-watched several episodes of the series recently and found myself very emotional, I must admit. Because now, in my mature years, maybe even more than ever before, I felt that I am a bit like the Billy-Goat myself. Always on the way to Pacanów. Three billy-goat films with live music created, arranged and performed by Piotr Klimek together with a band going by the eccentric name Bura Kura; Łukasz Chruszcz as a poet lauding the qualities of the only truly successful Polish goat, and finally a song for the Billy-Goat performed by a well-known choir – at least in some circles – Chór Stryjaszków. This is going to be a truly exciting, wonderful evening.
The concluding event of the Festival will be the Gala, crowned by a special concert dedicated to Stanisław Jędryka. I am sure the performance will leave us all deeply touched, regardless of age, especially when we hear the songs from the films ‘Traveling for a Smile’, ‘Go, Go Paragon!’ or ‘I Bet on Tolek Banan’. Even more so because these will be performed by some of the most beautiful voices among Polish actors: Anna Mierzwa, Julia Robakowska and Michał Kocurek, accompanied by Jacek Skowroński on the piano. A real must.
Teatroteka – Youth Theatre
For me, it feels somewhat emotional, and certainly very comforting, that Scena Wspólna will showcase screen adaptations of spectacles by artists who had once debuted in the theatre competition organized by the Children’s Art Centre in Poznań. Today, they are undoubtedly the best authors of children’s theatre in Poland. This time, the texts of Marta Guśniowska and Malina Prześluga (as well as Maria Wojtyszko) will be presented in an interesting form oscillating between a video recording and an independent film. Definitely worth seeing.
Black and white emotions
Jadwiga Kędzierzawska visited Ale Kino! in the past and it was a touching encounter. Today, she would be ninety years old. During a screening dedicated to the youngest young entitled ‘Impish Kitten
’ we will bring back three of her short movies. I’m certain that kids will love it. Personally, I am moved by the purity and clarity of the message the author conveyed by seemingly the simplest, and yet very elegant language of black and white cinema. In the times of loud and overloaded films, these three miniatures appear a safe haven of peace and tranquillity. This reminds me that there is another, longer film in the Festival programme which radiates similar purity – our discovery from Kyrgyzstan, ‘Running to the Sky
’ by Mirlan Abdikalov.
It gives me great pleasure and I feel touched that so many filmmakers will come to Poznań to promote their works and meet with our viewers. For years, I have personally been persuading Mischa Kamp, the author the iconic ‘Winky’s Horse’, to visit us. The same goes for the screenwriter Tamara Bos, who – together with her father, a film producer (production studio Bos Bos) – is responsible for the amazing boom of children’s cinema in the Netherlands. This year, both of them will come to Poznań, bringing along one of the most beautiful films of the festival, the touching and wise ‘Romy’s Salon
’. Highly recommended.