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Warsaw welcomes Polish and international cinema

8th October 2009 Print

The 25th Warsaw International Film Festival gets underway next month, and this year the 10-day event will be bigger and better than ever.

Organisers promise art-house offerings from every corner of the globe between 9 and 18 October, with a special emphasis on up-and-coming Polish talent hoping to become the next Wajda or Polanski.

As well as Polish offerings, films on the list for 2009 include works by directors from across the world.

Over 100 films will be screened throughout the festival, with prestigious awards presented to the best and most popular films.

Acting Director of the Polish National Tourist Office Bogdan Becla said: “Polish cinema is up there with some of the best in Europe and it tackles a whole host of issues from Communism through to war and comedy.

“The annual festival in Warsaw is always a great event for tourists and people who love films. October will be a great time to visit our capital when it will have a real buzz.”

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