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KINOTEKA: Paweł Pawlikowski Documentaries + Intro

18 Apr 2015

To celebrate the recent successes of Paweł Pawlikowski’s Ida, the winner of this year's Oscars Academy Award in Best Foreign Language category, BAFTA Award for Best Film Not In the English Language, and the Oscars nominee for Cinematography, KINOTEKA presents a programme of the documentary films with which Pawlikowski’s career in filmmaking began.

These highly poetic and imagistic pieces won him fans and many awards around the world, including Grierson Award and Emmy International. Pawlikowski’s  distinctive mixing of facts with elements of the personal and poetic has challenged the boundaries of the television documentary and influenced his later cinematic work.

KINOTEKA invites you to a weekend with Paweł Pawlikowski and his documentaries: a journey into the tragi-comic and absurd lives of characters like Vladimir Zhirinovsky or the only living descendant of Fyodor Dostoevsky.

From Moscow to Pietushski

From Moscow to Pietushki is a poetic journey into the world of the Russian cult writer Venedikt Yerofeev, as he slowly dies of cancer after 40 years of principled and heroic alcohol consumption.

Pawlikowski uses elements of Yerofeev's cult novel Moscow Pietushki to paint a powerful and complex picture of Russia of the time. The film won an Emmy and Royal Television Society Award among others.

Dostoevsky’s Travels

Dmitri Dostoevsky, Leningrad tram driver and great-grandson of Fyodor Dostoevsky, travels to Western Europe following in the footsteps of his great-grandfather's own journey in 1862. Dmitri hopes his efforts will help him to realise his dream of owning a Mercedes.

Paweł Pawlikowski, born in 1957, is an Oscar-winning Polish/British film director who has lived and worked most of his life in the UK. His films Last Resort (2000) and My Summer of Love (2004) both won BAFTA awards. His low budget black-and-white drama Ida (2013) won 2015 Oscars Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and 2015 BAFTA Award for Best Film Not In the English Language, and was nominated to 2015 Oscars for Cinematography.

This screening will be introduced by Paweł Pawlikowski.

The screening is part of the 13th KINOTEKA Polish Film festival. See the full programme.

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