The Best Films in the World '17

  

Each year Szczecin European Film Festival presents the most popular and latest documentary film productions as part of The Best Films in the World programme. This time, the viewers will be treated to a cocktail of cultural-social issues sharing a common denominator – social relations. Marcin Borchardt’s “Beksińscy. Album wideofoniczny” tells about the difficult familial relationship between Polish painter Zdzisław Beksiński and his son. Raoul Peck’s “I Am Not Your Negro” expands the issue to a national level, depicting the development of anti-racist movements in the USA. The presentation of international cinema will be concluded by Matthew Heineman’s “City of Ghosts” – a seemingly narrow topic of Raqqa journalists evolves to global proportions by an attempt at directing the world’s attention to the genocide committed against civilians at the hands of ISIS.
The presented films have already stirred audiences at numerous international festivals, resulting in many awards, including an Oscar nomination.

 

Curator: Damian Romaniak


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