Off Plus Camera Festival

OFF PLUS CAMERA International Festival of Independent Cinema is one of the most important and, at the same time, youngest film festivals in Poland. It takes place annually in Krakow as a part of the Krakow Municipality’s cultural project called The Six Senses.

“The Way Back” - the newest film by Peter Weir starring Colin Farrel and Ed Harris will open this year's International Festival of Independent Cinema OFF PLUS CAMERA.“The Way Back” was inspired by a book written by Slawomir Rawicz "The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom"  - a tale of heroic escape from a soviet gulag in 1940. One more time Weir talks about the limits of human endurance and the importance of the spirit. Also, Weir debates upon crucial issues such as conformity and human identity which are the topics characteristic for his productions. The leading roles are played by famous Hollywood actors such as Colin Farrel, Ed Harris or Jim Sturgess.

This year Festival will present a new section: "FILMING WOMEN". In the section “FILMING WOMEN” will present a very sought after by both the audiences and the critics during last year's Cannes festival “On Tour” directed by a popular French actor Mathieu Amalric. The film was awarded with Palme d'Or for directing, and received 7 Cesar nominations. It is a bitter sweet tale of the bright and dark sides of an onstage career exemplified on a burlesque. This is a combination of music, singing, theatre, strip show with the inevitable drop of kitsch. Also, in the same section, we will present the feature debut of the famous American actress Drew Barrymore “Whip It”.

In the “DISCOVERIES” section we will present the most successful films from the greatest film festivals all over the world. They include the newest film by Julie Taymor based on William Shakespeare's “The Tempest”. “CATCHING UP” presents major films which for some reasons were not distributed in Poland. The titles include “Me and Orson Welles” the newest film by the widely known American indie film director Richard Linklater.

OFF PLUS CAMERA is a film festival focused on films with one common denominator: independent. This is a place of meetings with renowned, but also controversial and difficult cinema. It is a place to meet the filmmakers, place for debates and dialogue. One of the main goals of the Krakow festival is the support for the young, talented film directors from all over the world at the beginning of their careers.

More informations: Off Plus Camera Festival official website.

All informations are quoted and come from Off Plus Camera Festival website for press.

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