The Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art (TMOCA) is hosting a scheduled week of Polish films to museum attendees, running from January 27th to February 1st.
Collaborating with the Polish Embassy in Tehran, Polish Film Week includes six films in total, designed to introduce a variety of cultural viewpoints on the work of Polish creators to Iranians. The event features a widely diverse selection of films, including Magic Mountain, an animated biography of a Polish anti-communist by Anca Damian, which was a French and Polish co-production.
Other movies include Essential Killing and Blindless, regarding an Afghani POW and countering communism, respectively (curiously, note that Essential Killing stars Vincent Gallo as a man of Arab descent, in an egregious example of “brown-face”). Tempering these intense dramas is Jacek Lusinski’s romantic drama Carte Blanche, a “feel-good movie” originally released in 2015.
All of these Polish films will be shown to the public for free, on a first-come, first-serve basis.
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