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Andrzej Wajda's 'The Promised Land' to Open Kinoteka Polish Film Festival

The Promised Land 1974 - P 2013

The 10-day long annual event will play host to a slew of Polish movies at venues across the British capital.

LONDON – The 11th annual Kinoteka Polish Film Festival will open with the U.K. premier of Andrzej Wajda’s 1974 classic The Promised Land (Ziemia Obiecana).

The tale of three young friends in pursuit of a fortune is one of the most celebrated movies in Poland.

The 11th annual event will run March 7 through 17 across British capital venues including the Barbican, Tate Modern, the National Gallery and the Institute of Contemporary Arts.

Other titles set to unspool include Imagine (Andrez Jakimowski), Baby Blues (Katarzyna Roslaniec), Rose (Wojciech Smarzowski), Manhunt (Marcin Krysztalowicz) and To Kill a Beaver (Jan Jakub Kolski).

This year’s Closing Night concert event at the Barbican is Andy Votel presents: Kleksploitation, billed as a visual journey in to the film music by composer Andrzej Korzynski.

Korzynski has written soundtracks for more than 120 films including Wajda’s Everything for Sale.

The program also promises interactive film workshops, a Roman Polanski-inspired filmmaking competition and cuisine by the Polish Society of chefs and pastry chefs available throughout the festival at the Riverside Cafe.