Jan Kidawa-Błoński (PL)
Jan Kidawa-Błoński (PL)
director of Little Rose
Salle Krieps: 5 Oct. at 20.30
Jan Kidawa-Błoński belongs to the most 
acclaimed Polish directors of the middle
generation. He first studied architecture
before graduating from the Łódź Film
School in 1980. His debut feature Three
feet above the ground
won several awards
at regional festivals. His greatest success
so far Destined for Blues (Skazany na bluesa),
a moving portrait of the leader of Polish
rock band Dżem, won the Audience Award
at the 2005 Polish Film Festival in Gdynia.
His latest film Little Rose (Różyczka), which
we are proud to present to the Luxemburgish
public, was an even greater success and
won the main award "Golden Lions" at the
2010 Polish Film Festival in Gdynia.
Włodzimierz Niderhaus (PL)
Włodzimierz Niderhaus (PL)
producer of Little Rose
Salle Krieps: 5 Oct. at 20.30
Włodzimierz Niderhaus is one of the most important 
Polish producers - he has produced or co-produced
more than 50 feature films, including The Garden
of Earthly Delights, Reverse
and Little Rose which was
awarded the "Golden Lions" for Best Polish Feature.
He was also the director of the biggest Polish Film
Studio WFDiF for many years.
Konstantin Bojanov (BG)
Konstantin Bojanov (BG)
director of Avé
Cinémathèque: 6 Oct. at 20.30
Born in 1968, Konstantin Bojanov took a long time 
becoming a young filmmaker and signing his first
feature film, Avé. After studying cinema and sculpture
in Bulgaria, then in the Royal College of Art in
London, he made a name for himself as a modern
artist. His settings have been exposed in Zurich,
Shanghai, Sofia, Plovdiv and Los Angeles. In 2001,
Bojanov made his directorial debut with the short
film Lemon Is Lemon. His first documentary, Invisible
(2005), brings him back to Bulgaria where he
patiently and uncompromisingly follows the life
of six heroin addicts. His first feature Avé (2011)
is a road trip film featuring two teenagers and their
burgeoning relationship. Bojanov's last exhibition
in Los Angeles in 2010 was called "Fears, Obsessions
and Dedications": Avé is a little bit of all this and
a lot of dedication for the subtly cracked characters.
Lech Majewski (PL)
Lech Majewski (PL)
director of The Mill and the Cross
Ciné Utopia: 7 Oct. at 21.00
Lech Majewski is a Polish-American director, 
screenwriter, producer, painter and poet. He
is the author of a dozen films, three operas
and five plays. Among his most remarkable
film projects are: Basquiat, Wojaczek, The
Garden of Earthly Delights
and The Mill and
the Cross
. In 2006, the MoMA hosted a complete
(until then) retrospective of Majewski's work.
This was their first ever full retrospective
of a Polish filmmaker, and one of their
only ever mid-career retrospectives. He is
a member of the European Film Academy.
Dorota Lis (PL)
Dorota Lis (PL)
actor in The Mill and the Cross
Ciné Utopia: 7 Oct. at 21.00
Dorota Lis is an actress and assistant director. She 
appeared in several Majewski's films (Glass Lips,
Angelus, Garden of Earthly Delights
) and assisted
him as 2nd director.
Dagmara Drzazga (PL)
Dagmara Drzazga (PL)
director of Lech Majewski. The world according to Bruegel
Ciné Utopia: 7 Oct. at 21.00
Dagmara Drzazga is a television journalist and 
author of numerous documentaries presented
at international festivals. For her film Lech
Majewski. The world according to Bruegel
won the prestigious Prix Italia for ‘Best
Documentary' in 2010.
Helena Třeštíková (CZ)
Helena Třeštíková (CZ)
director of Katka
Salle Krieps: 12 Oct. at 20.30
European School: 12 Oct. at 14.30 (not public)
Helena Třeštíková (born 1949 in Prague) 
graduated from FAMU, with a degree in
documentary film direction. Since 1974,
she has worked in professional production,
having made over fifty documentary films,
mostly on the themes of human relationships
and social problems. Over the course of time,
she has become specialised in the time-lapse
method, following people's life stories on
a long-term basis. For her film René, screened
at CinEast 2009, she was awarded the Prix
Arte 2008 by the European Film Academy
(EFA) in the documentary category.
Ágnes Kocsis (HU)
Ágnes Kocsis (HU)
director of Adrienn Pál
Cinémathèque: 15 Oct. at 20.30
Ágnes Kocsis (born in Budapest in 1971) majored in Polish 
language and literature, aesthetics, and film theory at
Eötvös Lóránd University. She later received a degree in film
direction from the University of Theater and Film in Budapest
and continued studying directing and scriptwriting in Rome.
One of her short films, The Virus, won third prize of the Ciné-
fondation at the 59th Cannes Film Festival, and Fresh Air,
her first feature film (2006), was presented at the Inter-
national Critics' Week section of the same edition of the
Cannes festival. Fresh Air has played at more than 80
international film festivals to date, winning 14 prizes.
Adrienn Pál
, her second feature film, premiered in the Un
Certain Regard section at Cannes and was awarded the
FIPRESCI Prize in May 2010. She is now working on her third
feature Eden.
Florin Șerban (RO)
Florin Șerban (RO)
director of If I Want To Whistle I Whistle
Ciné Utopia: 15 Oct. at 21.30
Cinémathèque: 16 Oct. at 20.30
Florin Șerban was born in Reșița, Romania in 1975.
After concluding his degree in Philosophy in 1998
he entered the Romanian Film School in Bucharest.
During this time he wrote and directed short films,
commercials, tv shows and videoclips.
After finishing his studies in Bucharest, Florin
Șerban was accepted at Columbia University, New
York, for a Master Degree in Film Directing and
moved to the US. During his stay he also taught
Film Theory at Columbia University and started
working on his first feature film. If I Want to
Whistle, I Whistle
, his debut feature, won Silver
Bear - Grand Jury Prize and Alfred Bauer prize
for innovation in cinema at Berlinale in 2010,
together with over 20 distinctions at various
festivals around the world.
Antonín J. Liehm (CZ)
Antonín J. Liehm (CZ)
journalist, film critic and historian,
debate about the work of Miloš Forman after Loves of a Blonde
Cinémathèque: 19 Oct. at 20.30
Antonín J. Liehm (born 1924 in Prague) is 
a journalist, a film critic, a film historian
and a founder of the intellectual journal
Lettre Internationale, published in Paris
where he now resides. Before emigrating to
the USA after the Soviet-led invasion in 1968,
he was a member of the editorial board of
Literární noviny, the most influential literary
journal in Czechoslovakia. His impressive
insight into Miloš Forman's work makes him
an obvious choice for a debate on Forman´s
mini-retrospective in the frame of CinEast 2011.
Marcin Koszałka (PL)
Marcin Koszałka (PL)
documentary maker - mini-retrospective
Salle Dune: 20 Oct. at 20.30
Marcin Koszałka is one of the most talented 
Polish directors of photography and of documentary
films of the young generation. As a director of
photography he has worked with many renowned
filmmakers and has twice received the most
prestigious Polish award for photography at
the Gdynia Festival. As a director he has shot
a dozen short documentary films, several of
which were presented and received awards at
major international festivals (Such a nice son I
gave birth to, Till it hurts, Declaration of immortality
The last of these won the main award for short
documentary at Karlove Vary IFF (2011) and a
Diploma of Merit at the Tampere Short Film Festival.
Agnieszka Holland (PL, tbc)
Agnieszka Holland (PL, tbc)
director of In Darkness
Cinémathèque: 21 Oct. at 20.30
Agnieszka Holland is one of Poland's most prominent 
film directors and screenwriters. After graduating
from Prague Film School (FAMU) in 1971, she
started her film career as an assistant of Krzysztof
Zanussi and Andrzej Wajda, and gained notoriety
as part of the "Polish New Wave". She collaborated
on many scripts, including Wajda's Danton (1982),
Korczak (1990) and Kieslowski's Trois couleurs. Bleu
(1993). Her 1978 feature debute Provincial Actors,
won the FIPRESCI prize at Cannes. Angry Harvest
(1985), was nominated for an Academy Award and
in 1991 Europa, Europa earned even greater inter-
national acclaim (Oscar nomination, Golden Globe).
Other successes followed. The Secret Garden (1993),
Total Eclipse (1995), Washington Square (1997), and
Julie Walking Home
(2001). Since 1981 she has
lived and worked mostly in the United States and
Western Europe, although she frequently collaborates
with Polish filmmakers and actors. She is a member
of the European Film Academy.
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