Poland's 38th Gdynia Film Festival Unveils Lineup

The Panorama section includes audience awarded cash prizes for the first time.

MOSCOW – Poland's annual national movie showcase, the Gdynia Film Festival, opens Monday, Sept. 9 for its 38th edition.

One of the biggest film events in Poland -- where big annual festivals are also held in Wroclaw and Warsaw -- Gdynia offers a review of national feature and documentary films completed in the past year.

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The competition lineup of films competing for the Golden Lions at the festival includes:

Baby Blues directed by Kasia Roslaniec; One Way Ticket to the Moon (Jacek Bromski); Life Feels Good (Maciej Pieprzyca); Traffic Department (Wojtek Smarzowski); The Girl from the Wardrobe (Bodo Kox); Ida (Pawel Pawlikowski); Imagine (Andrzej Jakimowski); Loving (Slawomir Fabicki);Lasting (Jacek Borcuch); Last Floor (Tadeusz Krol); Papusza (Joanna Kos-Krauze and Krzysztof Krauze); Floating Skyscrapers (Tomasz Wasilewski); The Closed Circuit (Ryszard Bugajski) and In the Name of … (Malgosia Szumowska)

In the Panorama section 11 films will be screened. Bundled together with the competition titles, they represent, according to the festival, "the most interesting films completed over the past several months."

For the first time in the festival's history, this year films in the Panorama section will compete for a financial award based on audience votes.

The Panorama lineup is:

Baczynski (Kordian Piwowarski); Ixjana (Jozef Skolimowski, Michal Skolimowski); The Caged Swallow (Bartosz Warwas); Kamchatka (Jerzy Kowynia); Deceived (Marcin Solarz);Silent Lake (Mariusz Kuczewski); Warsaw Stories (Maciej Cuske, Kacper Lisowski, Nenad Mikovic, Mateusz Rakowicz, Tymon Wyciszkiewicz); Secret of Westerplatte (Pawel Chochlew); All Matthew's Women (Artur Wiecek); Yuma (Piotr Mularuk); and Viva Belarus! (Krzysztof Lukaszewicz).

The 38th Gdynia Film Festival runs September 9-14.

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