Polish Cinema


By Gus Edgar-Chan

A heavy metal lover undergoes a face transplant in Małgorzata Szumowska’s biting, uneven social satire.


The best new films from New Horizons Film Festival 2018

By Matt Thrift

Some of the strongest emerging voices in world cinema took centre stage at the Polish festival’s 18th edition.

Discover the haunting tragedy of this Polish possession horror

By Anton Bitel

Marcin Wrona’s 2015 film Demon puts a modern twist on the Jewish legend of the dybbuk.

Spoor – first look review

By David Jenkins

Polish director Agnieszka Holland returns with an enigmatic woodland-set murder mystery.

A controversial new film confronts the horrors of child abduction

By Ross McDonnell

Polish director Bartosz M Kowalski’s Playground graphically depicts the murder of a toddler.

Discover this new mermaid movie with a very dark twist

By David Jenkins

Agnieszka Smoczynska’s The Lure raises a blood-stained middle finger to the likes of The Little Mermaid and Splash.

Five films to see at the 2016 Kinoteka Film Festival

By Phil W Bayles

Three titans of Polish cinema receive retrospective strands at this year’s celebration of Polish cinema old and new.

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