Polish cinema festival in Adeje


The show brings together the most representative and creative works from the 1980s

From September 18th to 25th Adeje’s Cultural Centre hosts a Polish Film Cycle in conjunction with ARKA, the Canarian Polish Association, the Adeje department of Culture and the Polish Cultural Institute in Madrid.

According to Adeje’s cultural councillor, Nayra Medina Bethencourt, “the seventh art, or film making, is always an excellent cultural outlet and allows us alternative visions of many different things. This is not the first time that the council have collaborated with ARKA, and no doubt these films will have a high artistic values”, she said.
During the cycle newer Polish films will be screened. The variety of styles that will be featured during the film cycle will allow the public to get to know modern Polish cinema and at the same time reflect on wider universal questions, regardless of where the questioner comes from.

Thursday September 18, 7pm – Nieulotne (Indeleble)
Friday September 19, 7pm – Operacja Dunaj (Operación Danubio), 9pm –Pręgi (Marcas)
Thursday September 25, 7pm –Senność (Somnolencia)
Friday Septiembre 26, 7pm – Piąta Pora Roku (La quinta estación del año) , 9pm – Galerianki (Mall Girls)
All films are being shown in the original version, in Polish, with Spanish subtitles, and entry is free for every screening.

This cycle of Polish film will be accompanied by an exhibition of cinema posters, “La Escuela Polaco en los años 80” (the Polish School in the 80s) which is being launched tomorrow, Thursday September 18th, at 6.30pm. The show brings together the most representative and creative works from the named decade, including examples from such well known names within the industry such as Adrzej Pagowski, Wieslaw Walkuski, Kaja Renkas, Wiktor Sadowski o Mieczyslaw Gorowski.

According to ARKA, “over half a century ago the world began to recognise the work of the Polish School of Posters, and we have been working to perfect this artistic genre”. The association says the fame of this art form relies upon two fundamental factors, “on the one hand the work of Polish teachers trained in the era prior to the second world war, and on the other, the way younger people have adapted to the art of the poster, which began to evolve in the 1950s”.