“A story should have a beginning, a middle and an end, but not necessarily in that order.” It’s a famous sentence by Jean Luc Godard, one of the most original and controversial filmmakers, whose film is going to begin the festival this year.
Having his words in mind, we invite all of you to the 11th Film and Art Two Riversides Festival. Eight days full of films, concerts, exhibition previews, and most of all – discussions about art and life. You’ll be able to watch latest fiction films and documentaries; a very interesting retrospective of Michael Haneke, two-time Golden Palm winner; films starring Andrzej Seweryn as part of section “And God Created Actor”; as well as a theatrical feast – a monodrama entitled “Wokół Szekspira”. Section “Music – My Love” will amaze you with Chavela Vargas, an outstanding singer; a stylist of Tangerine Dream; wonders of Rolling Stones; and beautiful “La Jota” by Carlos Saura. The International Short Film Competition has new face this year – a professional jury composed of Maciej Dejczer, Anna Zamecka, and Marcin Koszałka. We have great documentaries which present the contemporary world in all its diversity. Cinema workshops will be an opportunity to meet such eminent figures as Agnieszka Holland, Andrzej Pagowski, Robert Gliński, and Andrzej Seweryn. “Niesfilmowani” can be your chance to speak to Polish writers of these times.
Great concerts at the Square and the opening concert, “Młynarski plays Młynarski” at the Castle in Kazimierz this evening, and the première of the documentary about Wojciech Młynarski with prominent guests will be an unforgettable experience. Finally, a film of Andrey Zvyagintsev entitled “Loveless” is a guarantee that the “middle” of all what you’ll experience during these eight days will arrive at the end of this festival, as should be with a good story – a good festival.
Artistic Director of the Film and Art Festival Two Riversides