On October 7, 2011 in Warsaw started the 27th International Film Festival. At the largest Polish film festival in 2011 will be shown about 127 films and 97 short films. The festival will last until October 16.
The festival organizers chose a spy drama "Page eight" of the British director David Hare to open the fest. The tape, which united such actors as Rachel Weisz and Bill Nighy, is a synthesis of detective, family drama and comedy with elements of black British humor.
During the film festival in Warsaw its guests will have the unique opportunity to become acquainted with a number of new Polish films and to see several European premiers.
Warsaw International Film Festival is among the ten leading film festivals of the world. This year in the official program will take part 20 films from Japan, Denmark and the Czech Republic. Also in the competition will participate the film "Rose", which tells about the period, when Poland was a part of the Warsaw Pact.
This year festival jury will be headed by the British director Antonia Bird, who is known for her films "Crazy Love", "Face" and "Ravenous."
The Grand Prix of the festival will be awarded on October 15, 2011. The festival in Warsaw will be closed by the last movie of the Canadian director David Cronenberg "A dangerous method", which premiere took place in September at the Venice Film Festival.
One of the important events of the film festival in Warsaw promises to be CentEast Market - Eastern Europe cinema market, which will be held from 14 to 16 October. At CentEast Market will present their films such directors as Kasia Roslanec, Andrzej Jakimovski, Boris Khlebnikov and Ivan Vyrypayev.