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Activities of Pawel Pawlikowski at the 12th FICM

FICM is pleased to announce that Pawel Pawlikowski will be a Guest of Honor at its 12th edition. The Polish director, who has received numerous awards and has had retrospectives at the most important international festivals, will attend the 12th FICM as a member of the jury of the Mexican Feature Section and will show a selection of his work.

Pawel Pawlikowski was born in Warsaw, Poland, in 1957. At 14 years of age, he left his native country and lived in Germany and Italy until he settled in Britain, where he studied literature and philosophy in London. The director, who began directing short films and documentaries in 1987, has built his work outside the dominant conventions of the film industry. Marked by journeys into the unknown (his departure from Poland) and the constant crossing of borders (manifested, for example, in the difficulty in categorizing some of his work as documentary or fiction), Pawlikowski’s work is inspired by a search for chaos that began with his passion for jazz, then onto poetry, until he found a language that he managed to shape: film.

In this search, Pawlikowski found places, situations and characters always on the edge: The Balkans, in his film on oral poetry in Serbia, Serbian Epics (1992); the birth of Russian nationalism, in Tripping with Zhirinovsky (1995); the depths of the darkest impulses and instincts, in My Summer of Love (2004); the confrontation of death and madness, in The Woman in the Fifth (2011); open space between faith and the loss of it, in Ida (2013), his most recent film and which signified for the director a return home, to his roots and his language. The films that the director will present at FICM are:

  • Dostoevsky’s Travels (1992) – Sunday, October 19, Cinépolis Centro, Sala 3, 4:10 pm
  • Serbian Epics (1992) – Monday, October 20, Cinépolis Centro, Sala 3, 6 pm
  • My Summer of Love (2004) – Wednesday, October 22, Cinépolis Centro, Sala 5, 6:15 pm
  • Ida (2013) – Thursday, October 23, Cinépolis Centro, Sala 5, 8:15 pm

You can purchase your tickets: here

Article by Alejandro M. Azpiri (@nosoyalexalejo)