From a far Country: Pope John Paul II + Q&A with Krzysztof Zanussi

Podlasie Academy of Culture at the Białystok Cultural Center and the Polish Film Institute have the pleasure of inviting you to the film:

From a far Country: Pope John Paul II + Q&A with Krzysztof Zanussi

July 12th, 2020, 3 PM
Forum cinema, 5 Legionowa Street
tickets: 8 PLN, available at the Forum cinema’s box office and on

The film is a biography of Pope John Paul II. It starts in 1926 when the boy Karol Wojtyla was celebrating Christmas with his father in Poland. Thirteen years later, Nazi Germany attacks Poland, starting World War II and invades the country while Wojtyla seeks refuge at the house of Cardinal Wyszynski. Also appearing are all the other important stations of the life of the Pope, during and after World War II.

Krzysztof Zanussi (1939) is one of the pillars of Polish cinematography. Together with Kieślowski and Wajda, he’s a part of the trio of the most internationally respected Polish directors who have achieved success both at home and abroad. In his masterclass, Zanussi will introduce his work with young debuting directors as well as student films which he has participated on as a teacher of several prestigious film schools, and share his experience from, among others, Lodz, New York and Moscow. The audience will get a peek under the drape of mystery which veils Polish cinematography and receive an introduction on how to succeed as a young filmmaker in Poland.

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