2019 New Horizons International Film Festival
The 19th edition of the festival starts on 25 July and will run until 4 August, presenting 223 feature films from 54 countries and offering free screenings every day in the Market Square. Single tickets for festival screenings in cinemas (New Horizons Art House Cinema and the Lower Silesian Film Centre) can be purchased from 17 July.
An opening surprise
The French film Portrait of a Lady on Fire by Céline Sciamma, which won the Palme d’Or for script in Cannes, will open this year’s edition of the New Horizons IFF.
The festival screenings will conclude with Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, the latest – and perhaps even the last – film by Quentin Tarantino.
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Important premieres and intriguing films
Throughout the festival, the two cinemas – mainly the New Horizons, but also the Lower Silesian Film Centre – will host premieres of films that have already electrified audiences at international events in Berlin, Cannes, San Sebastian and Toronto.
“These films are important, but they are no less important than some of the other films we find, created by interesting directors with their own style, filmed in an intriguing way, characterised by innovative form," says Roman Gutek. “Many of them will not be available in Polish cinemas," points out Marcin Pieńkowski, programming director of the New Horizons International Film Festival.
Screenings in the Market Square
After a hiatus, free screenings of the biggest cinema hits of the past months return to the Market Square! The audiences will have an opportunity to watch them from 25 July to 4 August. The list of presented films includes Nadine Labaki's Capernaum and Sils Maria by Olivier Assayas, whose retrospective will be presented this year at the festival. The Market Square will have 999 seats ready for the audiences.
Artistic scene and festival club
A number of exhibitions are slated to take place alongside the New Horizons IFF, including the pregnancy-themed Internal Life (“Życie Wewnętrzne") exhibition at the BWA Studio.
One of the most important festival events will be the premiere of Chroma. A Book of Colour at Capitol Musical Theatre, inspired by the extraordinary book by Derek Jarman – British director, who started to lose his sight and tried to recreate colours in his mind while dying of AIDS.
The Festival Club will be located – as always – at Arsenał. This year, the DJ inspirations will include a performance by Roman Gutek himself, who was convinced by Konstancja Sawicka, one of the employees at Gutek Film, to play a joint DJ set on 3 August at midnight to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Gutek Film. “Good music – that’s what it’s all about," announced the director of the festival.
Tickets for the New Horizons IFF
The tickets are available from 17 July. Admission to the concerts at the festival club is free upon presenting a ticket from any screening on the day of the concert, a pass or an accreditation. More information about purchasing tickets, as well as terms and conditions can be found at the New Horizons IFF website.