From start to finish, the Polish Film Festival has a stellar lineup. On Saturday, there's Dzie Kobiet (Women’s Day) by Maria Sadowska. The drama centers on a single mother (Katarzyna Kwiatkowska) raising a teenage daughter. When she's offered a promotion at the supermarket where she works, she finds out the chance for advancement comes at a high cost. Sadowska and Kwiatkowska will both be in attendance at that Saturday night screening.
On Sunday, the political thriller 80 milionów (80 Milion), by director Waldemar Krzystek, starts the night. It follows a group of Solidarity activists in 1981 as they plan to steal $80 million from a bank before the government imposes martial law and the account is seized. In Lek wysokoáci (Fear of Falling), Bartosz Konpka's family drama, a man attempts to reconcile with his elderly father once the older man is unexpectedly admitted to a psychiatric hospital.
Other films in the festival include Mitia Okorn's romantic comedy Listy do M (Letters to Santa) and Jan Komasa's dark thriller Sala samobójców (Suicide Room) — can you guess the plot?
All of the films have English subtitles. Various screening times. October 31 through November 4. AMC 30 Studio, 2949 Dunvale.
Sat., Nov. 3, 6 p.m., 2012