The Polish Film Festival, a showcase of old and new titles, will mark several anniversaries this year, the director of the Polish Institute said. The festival between May 9 and 15 will feature films to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of WWII, the founding of the Budapest Polish Institute in May in the same year, and the 50th death anniversary of legendary jazz composer Krzysztof Komeda, Joanna Urbanska told public broadcaster M1. The festival will open with Denis Delic’s title Squadron 303 which pays tribute to Polish pilots who fought against the German Luftwaffe defending the UK during the Battle of Britain, she said. On May 10, eminent director Krzysztof Zanussi’s recent drama Ether, on experiments by a military doctor, will be shown, she added. The festival will also pay tribute to Komeda who composed the soundtrack for several early films of Roman Polanski and Andrzej Wajda.
Polanski’s films Men and a Wardrobe, and Knife in the Water will be in the programme, along with Wajda’s Innocent Sorcerers.