Poland is the ‘Focus Country’ at the 4th Jaffna International Cinema Festival, 2018

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
Year: 1973

2. 5th Oct 2018: Eroica at 1:15 PM
Directed by: Andrzej Munk ; ©KADR Film Studio
Year: 1958

3. 6th Oct 2018: Night Train at 10:00 AM
Directed by: Jerzy Kawalerowicz ; ©KADR Film Studio
Year: 1959

4. 7th Oct 2018: A Short Film About Killing at 10:00 AM
Directed by: Krzysztof Kieślowski ; ©TOR Film Production
Year: 1988

5. 8th Oct 2018: Ashes and Diamonds at 1:15 PM
Directed by: Andrzej Wajda ; ©KADR Film Studio
Year: 1958

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.