Polish Cinema In Australia is proud to announce its line-up for the seventh annual Polish Film Festival, showcasing the best of Poland’s filmmaking – plus a special screening of an Australian documentary – over two November weeks in Melbourne, with Festival highlights screening in early December for Sydney audiences.

Melbourne’s much-loved independent cinemas, The Classic and Lido will be home to Polish Film Festival – Australia 2019 from November 22 to December 1; and in Sydney, the Ritz Cinemas will hold two screenings each day from December 5 to 8.

Setting the tone of quality, award-winning festival programming, opening the Festival will be Academy Award® nominated director Agnieszka Holland’s acclaimed biopic, Mr Jones, which had its Australian premiere at this year’s Melbourne International Film Festival and received Best Film nominations at the 2019 Polish Film Festival (Golden Lion) at the Berlin International Film Festival (Golden Berlin Bear).

Also screening will Olga Chajda’s outstanding directorial debut, the acclaimed LGBTQI sensual drama, Nina. A teacher in her mid-30s struggling to have a child, looks for a surrogate mother. It would seem that with her husband, she has found an ideal candidate, yet Nina falls for the woman who could have given birth to her child.