Tonight free screenings on Wrocław’s Market Square will once again form a part of the New Horizons Film Festival programme.
The film festival’s Rynek screenings had to be ditched in 2018 due to funding issues stemming from T-Mobile’s decision to end its title sponsorship.
However this year enough funding has been secured to enable the free screenings to come back. The cost of hosting the open-air screenings for ten consecutive days is reportedly between 150,000 and 200,000zł.
This time out European cinema dominates the selections; they’ll be movies from France, Spain, Germany, Bulgaria, Denmark and Poland. Every film is to be screened at 10pm.
Andrzej Wajda’s classic 1957 film ‘Kanał is among the free screenings, you can catch it on Thursday August 1st. The first film to be screened is Russian drama Summer, while the selection for Saturday night is Rotterdam Film Festival’s audience winner, The Guilty. The last film to be shown on the market square will be Asghar Farhadi’s psychological thriller Everybody Knows, starring Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem. It will be screened on Sunday August 4th, the final night of the festival.
You can catch the full lineup of free screenings in English here.