Day 9: at night the final of the Polish Competition!

12 December 2015

Sizzling hot festival excitement reaches its peak tonight. We begin the final day of INFERNO contest performances. The winners will be announced later tonight. Today's first contest performance is "The Apocalypse" directed by Michał Borczuch, inspired by Oriana Fallaci and Pier Paolo Pasolini (showing at 5 p.m.). Partly improvised, the dialogues are accompanied by Bartosz "Pleq" Dziadosz's music, and they reveal the moral, spiritual and ideological downfall of Europe. In Krzysztof Garbaczewski's "Hamlet" the protagonist is split into three separate characters played by three actors from different generations. Together, they engage the viewers in a provocative play on their ethetic and ideological expectations about a staging of the classical text (showing at 8:00 p.m.).
Both showings are followed by meetings with the artists.
Anna Smolar's production prepared in collaboration with the dramaturgist Michał Buszewicz, "The Jewish Actors," provides the frame for today's events (showings at 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.). The performance, shown in the PARADISO (Young Artists) section, is focused on ambiguity and ideological implications of "Jewishness," as well as acting in itself.
The winners of the INFERNO contest will be announced late tonight, as soon as the jury finishes their negotiations – probably heated as usual. This year's festival performances are judged by Alja Predan, Carena Schlewitt, Stefan Schmidtke, Ramon Simó, Ahmed El Attar and Celso Curi.
Their verdict will not close the festival, however, as on Sunday we still invite you to an intriguing debate and two performances: "Unreal Story of Jan Karski" directed by Julia Mark and "Heroes' Square" directed by Krystian Lupa. The latter is a special festival event and the Polish premiere of the performance.