[event] Watch and Talk Polish Cinema // Knife in the Water (1962)


FKA’s Watch and Talk Polish Cinema is a unique opportunity to see and discuss classic Polish cinema in English language. This time, we’re tackling Roman Polański’s ‚Knife in Water’, the first Polish Oscar-nominated full-lenght feature.




Each essential milestone of Polish cinematography will be screened with subtitles and preceded with a short lecture that will provide the audience with a chance to explore the background of the piece. Moreover, screenings will be followed with discussions in English, allowing the audience to share their impressions.

We want to dig into lore decades of marvelous filmmaking, showing works of universally acclaimed filmmakers such as Roman Polański, Krzysztof Kieślowski and Andrzej Żuławski while also introducing you to hidden gems and significant modern masterpieces. Last but not least, it will be a fantastic opportunity to meet and interact with other English-speaking film lovers. We invite all foreign visitors, Erasmus students and locals who want to engage in this exciting project. Join us at the charming Nowe Kino Pałacowe for a remarkably inexpensive price of 7zł!

Host: Max Nałęcz

Tickets will be availble at CK Zamek’s box office and online (link coming soon!)

Our fourth feature is a piecedirected by possibly the most recognizable name among all Polish film artists. Since debuting with „Knife in the Water”, Roman Polański has become one of the most prolific (and notorious) names in the universe of cinema, having sustained his creative force for over sixty years now. Indeed, his first foray into the world of full-lenght feature film remains as mesmerizing as it was over 50 years ago, when this intimate, minimalistic piece made by a totally unknown author took the movie world by storm, earning an Oscar nomination and landing on the cover of TIME Magazine. „Knife in the Water” ignited an international career that has span over half of a century, brought the eyes of the world on the cinema that was being made behind the Iron Curtain, and has since become one of the most widely discussed Polish movies.

Knife in the Water (1962)

original title: Nóż w Wodzie
Directed by Roman Polański
Cast: Leon Niemczyk, Jolanta Umecka, Zygmunt Malanowicz.
Running Time: 90 min.


Wydarzenie pod patronatem Migrant Info Point i CS Mingle Language Exchange.



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