Saturday, November 01, 2014

ArtsEmerson - The World On Stage - Presents A Festival of Polish Films

ArtsEmerson is currently presenting a Festival of Polish Films through November 15.  I just came from the filming of the stunningly beautiful and thought-provoking 2013 film, "In The Name Of" by Malgorzata Szumowska – Film Director.

The film stars the talented Andrzej Chyra as a priest who wrestles with keeping his vows.  The story is one that addresses the issue of sexual abuse within the church, yet is at a deeper level an examination of loneliness.  Mr. Chyra was in attendance at this afternoon's screening and hosted a lively post-show discussion of the film's themes and techniques.

The film is a gorgeous work of art.  The cinematography of Michaal Englert toggles between close-ups of pairs of people trying to connect with each other and sweeping panoramas of the Polish countryside.  A stirring musical score provides a moving accompaniment to the imagery unfolding on the screen.

Check the link below for additional films being shown in the festival.

ArtsEmerson Polish Films

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