Festival dates: 03.10.2018 – 08.10.2018
Venue for the screenings: Kailasapathy Auditorium, University of Jaffna,
57, Sir. Pon Ramanathan Rd, Thrinelvelly, Jaffna
Five extraordinary Polish films from the ‘Martin Scorsese Presents Masterpieces of Polish Cinema series’ will be screened at the Festival. The Jaffna International Cinema Festival is a unique platform for exploring modern creative cinematic expressions. At this fourth edition 30 countries are participating. More than 80 documentary/ short/ feature films from participating countries will be shown. Interestingly, Polish Cinema is going to occupy the centrestage as Poland is the ‘Focus Country’ this year.
1. 4th Oct 2018: The Hourglass Sanatorium at 1:15 PM
Directed by: Wojciech J. Has ; ©KADR Film Studio
2. 5th Oct 2018: Eroica at 1:15 PM
Directed by: Andrzej Munk ; ©KADR Film Studio
3. 6th Oct 2018: Night Train at 10:00 AM
Directed by: Jerzy Kawalerowicz ; ©KADR Film Studio
4. 7th Oct 2018: A Short Film About Killing at 10:00 AM
Directed by: Krzysztof Kieślowski ; ©TOR Film Production
5. 8th Oct 2018: Ashes and Diamonds at 1:15 PM
Directed by: Andrzej Wajda ; ©KADR Film Studio
Additionally, audiences will be able to enjoy independent cinema from countries like Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bhutan, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Columbia, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Iran, Italy, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Singapore, Slovakia, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, UK, USA and Vietnam.