We have the pleasure of inviting you to the Forum Cinema for the New Horizons Tournée.
The 20th New Horizons Festival, the largest film event in Poland, has been officially moved to November, thus creating a “festival gap” at the turn of July and August – at the original date of the event. The New Horizon Tournée is a great opportunity to fill this gap and take advantage of the popularity and energy of the festival.
Forum cinema, 5 Legionowa Street
tickets: 16 PLN per movie, available soon at the Forum cinema’s box office, Ludwik Zamenhof Center’s box office (19 Warszawska St.) and on bilety.bok.bialystok.pl
July 28th 2020, 8:30 PM
In his first film since the 2016 double bill of Neruda and Jackie, Pablo Larraín returns to present-day Chile for an incendiary portrait of a young woman in rebellion. Set in Valparaíso, the film concerns married couple Ema, a platinum-blonde reggaeton dancer (played brilliantly by Mariana Di Girolamo), and choreographer Gastón (Gael García Bernal), who have abandoned their adopted 7-year-old son. A portrait of a modern family and a tenacious exploration of art, desire, and personal liberation, Ema is a rare character study that moves with the intensity of a heart-pounding dance film, set to an absorbing electronic score by Nicolas Jaar. A Music Box Films release.
July 28th 2020, 8:30 PM
Bait is a 2018 feature film shot on16mm B&W film and processed by hand. Captured in Cornwall, it tells a stark story rooted in local culture and community, and how these marginal places are facing up to a changing world. From writer/director Mark Jenkin and Early Day Films, Bait is a hand crafted monochrome expression of a life under threat.
July 28th 2020, 8:30 PM, for adult viewers only
For the bold of imagination, not the faint of heart, the latest work from Catalan filmmaker Albert Serra (The Death of Louis XIV) is easily his most provocative yet. In the 18th century, somewhere deep in a forest clearing, a group of bewigged libertines engage in a series of pansexual games of pain, torture, humiliation, and other dissolute, Sadean pleasures, attempting to reach some form of erotic nirvana, though rarely ever appearing to truly enjoy themselves. Serra’s truly radical film, set over the course of one night, is at once an aesthetic and sonic pleasure—every composition is a thing of eerily lit perfection, its soundtrack the chirps and rustles of the nighttime forest—and an unsparing depiction of the human drive for corporeal cruelty and sexual release. As its title suggests, Liberté is a film about the meaning of freedom, in both sex and in art. A 57th New York Film Festival selection. A Cinema Guild release.