The Festival is going to reach yet another city and we already know the first hits of the Poznań edition of MDAG! The opening night film will be Boris Benjamin Bertram’s Photographer of War: its protagonist, acclaimed war photojournalist Jan Grarup, will meet with the Poznań audience on the opening night!
The Poznań edition of the 17th Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival is a continuation of the many years of our collaboration with Kino Muza, a cinema which regularly screens documentary movies. We’re delighted to see the Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival join Poznań’s diverse schedule of cultural events!
The first cinematic hits of the Poznań edition!
Danish photojournalist Jan Grarup is the winner of many prestigious photography awards including World Press Photo (four times), Eugene Smith, UNICEF, and a Visa D’Or for his work in Darfur. Photographer of War is his psychological portrait which allows us to see Grarup facing a new challenge: bringing up four children. Jan Grarup will discuss the movie and his experiences at the Opening Gala of Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival in Poznań!
The Poznań edition of the 17th Millennium Docs Against Gravity will also feature For Sama by Waad al Khateab and Edward Watts: a shocking tale about life in Syria, a “powerful, harrowing and deeply human documentary about life under siege in Aleppo that perfectly encapsulates its mixture of horror and hope,” according to The Guardian. For Sama had been showered with prestigious awards, including the European Film Award for Best Documentary, the Golden Eye for Best Documentary at the Cannes Film Festival, and four British Independent Film Awards.
As usual, numerous Polish movies will make a strong showing at the Poznań edition of the 17th Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival. Kino Muza will screen Lessons of Love by Małgorzata Goliszewska and Katarzyna Mateja, a narrative about Jola, an intriguing woman reevaluating her life and learning to live fully after nearly 50 years in a toxic relationship.
One of the oldest cinemas in Europe, Kino Muza was established in 1908 in Poznań. Estrada Poznańska, a 65-year-old cultural and entertainment institution operating in the heart of the
Wielkopolska region, began administrating the cinema in 2008. Kino Muza is one of Poland’s most important cultural centers participating in the SKSIL network of independent and
local cinemas, as well as the Europa Cinemas program.
Kino Muza underwent comprehensive renovation in 2019, resulting in the creation of a modern triplex boasting state-of-the-art screening equipment. The new interiors evoke a sense
of history and tradition of cinematography while each screening room retains an individual style. The space is accessible and fully adapted to the needs of people with disabilities.
The motto of Kino Muza is “We know what we screen”. This is reflected in its carefully crafted program promoting artistically and thematically valuable movies. In its daily operation
Kino Muza runs regular programming blocks featuring content for every age bracket.
Screening rooms frequently become sites of joint debate with the audiences and the program touches upon numerous themes, including environmental, psychological, philosophical, artistic, and social issues, film studies, analyses of modern urbanist forms, as well as reflections on human and animal rights.
Kino Muza values the well-being of attendees of this space; this is why it has long been advancing the message of tolerance and equality, working for the benefit of Poznań residents
of all genders.
Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival is Poland’s biggest documentary movie festival. MovieMaker Magazine placed Millennium Docs Against Gravity on its 2019 list of 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World.
The festival will be held from the 4th to the 13th of September 2020 in Warsaw, Wroclaw, Katowice, Poznan and Bydgoszcz. We will announce the festival dates in Gdynia as soon as possibile.