Jerzy Skolimomski, also a painter, is one of the greatest Polish filmmakers of his time. In the 60s, he actively took part in the revival of cinema in Eastern Europe in the French New Wave’s wake. He writes the screenplay of Roman Polanski’s first feature film, Le Couteau dans l’eau and directs Signe particulier: néant, Walkover and La Barrière. His filmography, condensed but essential, coherent but fragmented, all presents masterpieces praised all other the world, from Moonlighting to Deep End to Le Départ and Quatre Nuits avec Anna. Presented for the first time in France, this complete retrospective will be completed by 3 films in which Jerzy Skolimowski was actor (Le Faussaire by Volker Schlöndorff, Avant la nuit by Julian Schnabel and Les Promesses de l’ombre by David Cronenberg) as well as a new documentary about Deep End called Starting Out, directed by Robert Fisher.
• Meeting with JERZY SKOLIMOWSKI moderated by Xavier Leherpeur, July 7th at 7 pm
• Introduction of Deep End's new print by Jerzy Skolimowski, July 8th at 7.30 pm
• Complete Retrospective : 15 length-feature films and 5 shorts
• Premieres of the re-releases (on new prints ) of Moonlighting (distributed by Splendor), Deep End (distributed by Carlotta) and Le Départ (distributed by Malavida )
SPECIAL SCREENING of Dialog (1968, Czech Republic). One year after Le Départ, Jerzy Skolimowski works again with Jean-Pierre Léaud and directs the 1rst part of this rare film codirected by Zbynek Brynych and Peter Solan. Paris Cinema IFF will offer the screening of the part directed by Jerzy Skolimowski, a 29 minutes' short.