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18th New Horizons IFF
July 23, 2018   
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Girl by Lukas Dhont
The 18th New Horizons International Film Festival is Poland’s biggest film event, held in Wroclaw for the thirteenth year in a row. During 11 days of screenings, from July 26 to August 5, 2018, audiences will see 225 full-length films, of which three are world premieres and 147 will be shown for the first time in Poland.
This year's repertoire will include hits from the world’s leading festivals. In addition to Capharnaum by Nadine Labaki (for the opening), and Cannes best screenplay winner Happy As Lazzaro by Alice Rohrwacher (to be shown at the closing), viewers will enjoy the winner of the Golden Bear at the Berlinale - Touch Me Not by Adina Pintilie, the winner of the Golden Palm - Shoplifters by Hirokazu Koreeda, and the prize-winning Girl by Lukas Dhont.
New Horizons invites you to watch the latest masterpieces of intelligent provocation, like The House That Jack Built by Lars von Trier and Climax by Gaspar Noé, as well as Everyone Knows, a psychological thriller by Asghar Farhadi, the two-time Oscar winner for A Separation and The Salesman.
"Cinema goes OUT" is this year’s New Horizons slogan. The festival hosts are looking for alternative narratives, ways to go outside the system and look at the activities of outsiders. That is why the festival program includes retrospectives of cinematic visionaries and revolutionaries - the Portuguese João César Monteiro and Pedro Costa, as well as Nicolas Roeg - the famed outsider from Great Britain who shares his artistic imagination with David Bowie, among others.
Ingmar Bergman is the special hero of this year's festival. On the centenary of the birth of one of the most important directors of all time, New Horizons joins the Bergman100 international project, partners of which include the Embassy of Sweden in Warsaw, the Swedish Institute and the Swedish Film Institute. Audiences will have an opportunity to view the master’s most important films (and films dedicated to him).
During the 11 festival days, in addition to film screenings, all participants can enjoy exhibitions, masterclasses, as well as concerts. The complete festival program is available at www.nowehoryzonty.pl.
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