The Opening Gala of this year’s festival will take place in the modern interiors of EC1, which will undergo a real metamorphosis for the evening. Our guests can expect a fusion of cinematic and musical delights. We will present, as one of only two festivals in the world to do so, the FIPRESCI 94 Platinum Award, which this year goes to the Mexican maestro, director Arturo Ripstein.
Violinist Janusz Wawrowski will perform on Stradivarius violin an overture to music composed by Jan A.P. Kaczmarek for the film "I’ll Find You". The culmination of the evening will be the Polish premiere of that film, which is directed by Martha Coolidge. One of the protagonists of this Polish-American coproduction is the city of Łódź, and part of the shooting took place here. The official premiere will be attended by the director, producers and actors.
EC1 12.07 19.00