October 13th, Wednesday

Magic Town
script and direction: Natasza Ziółkowska-Kurczuk; cinematography: Tomasz Michałowski; music: Henryk Kuźniak 

documentary / Poland / 2000 / 55 min

Lublin is a town as magical as any other, be it Prague, Lisbon or Petersburg, a quality appreciated by all its residents – Christians, Hassidic Jews and immigrants. This is how Józef Czechowicz described it in his writings. Meanwhile, the few buildings which remain of old Lublin are often used for purposes very different to those they were intended for. A drama about the oblivion of lost memory.


The Navy Notebook

direction: Natasza Ziółkowska – Kurczuk; cinematography: Paweł Banasiak; Tomasz Michałowski; music Witold Lutosławski; music production: Leszek Możdżer

documentary / Poland / 2013 / 72 min

A film is based around the notes the composer Witold Lutosławski kept in his diary, where he recorded his own personal opinions and comments on topics related to music and art, along with the role of the artist in the contemporary world. Our narrator, Leszek Możdżer, explores the inner life of the legendary composer through meetings with his family and those working in institutions which house valuable archives Lutosławski left behind.


October 13th, Thursday

Profession, Photographer

direction: Natasza Ziółkowska-Kurczuk; script: Natasza Ziółkowska-Kurczuk, Marcin Sudziński; cinematography: Paweł Banasiak; music: Sebastian Mac

documentary / Poland / 2015 / 46 min

This film shows Lublin through the character of a young photographer, trying to discover the city and the alchemical properties of photography itself. Setting out on this incredible journey, Marcin Sudziński meets many passionate photographers, tracing the histories of old images along with places connected recorded in them. This filmic trip will take the viewer as far as the home of Bogdan Konopka in Paris.