Highlights of the week-long event include a screening of the highly-acclaimed ten-episode ‘Decalogue’ series directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski, one of the finest Polish filmmakers, who died in 1996 at the age of 54.
The entire ‘Decalogue’ series was premiered at the International Film Festival in Venice in 1989.
The previous year, A short film about killing won a Critics’ Award at the Cannes Festival and the Felix Prize of the European Film Academy, while A short film about love won a special award at the international festival in San Sebastian.
The film has also proved a major commercial success, with screening rights sold to over 50 distributors in 70 countries.
The programme of the Poland Film Festival also includes Jan Komasa’s Oscar-nominated feature Corpus Christi and several documentaries by Marcel Łoziński and Borys Lankosz.
The latter’s Author Solaris is a profile of famous Polish sci-fi writer Stanisław Lem, whose books have been translated into over 40 languages. Next year marks the centenary of Lem’s birth.
All the festival events are held at the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum.