FOUR THINGS that will delight you at the Ale Kino! Festival – a subjective selection by Marta Grzesiuk, the curator of the feature films section!
It gives me great pleasure to welcome back, after many years, the section by the working name “towards childhood”. Within the section, we will present three film – among them ‘System Crasher
’, the German candidate for the Academy Award, and ‘1982
’ shown this year at Toronto festival, with a great performance by Nadine Labaki.
Each year, it is my intention to enrich the programme with full-length animations, which are extremely rare and hard to find. Therefore, I would like to draw your attention to two such productions. The first one, ‘Before the Day Breaks
’, is a Latvian animation by Roze Stiebra, who has been creating beautiful animated films for children for many years. The second one, ‘The Bears’ Famous Invasion of Sicily
’, is a French and Italian animation shown at the Cannes and Annecy festivals.
I have a weak spot for Australian cinema, hence I am extremely happy to see a representative of this country in the Festival’s selection. ‘Emu Runner
’ is a story about a brave Aboriginal girl, who has to deal with adversities after her mother’s death. It is also a film about the collision of civilization and nature.
This year’s programme features several films about strong young women who, for various social or cultural reasons, are forced to fight for their dreams, so that no one denies them the right to live their life as they choose. Among them, ‘Float Like a Butterfly
’ – an Irish tale of fifteen year old Frances and her clash with the patriarchal world of violence; ‘House of Hummingbird
’ – the debut of a young Korean filmmaker about multi-generational female strength; and finally, the Polish ‘All for My Mother
’ – powerful cinema for youth about craving for love and fighting for it.