Cinema, theater, video art. Three elements, which we are often led to consider parallel when not divergent, intersect in the review Teatroteka. Polish dramaturgy from the curtain to the big screen, which from 28 to 30 April will bring to the Farnese cinema in Rome a selection of twelve productions made by Polish directors who have adapted for the screen as many plays by playwrights from their own country. The review opened with The suitcase, by Wawrzyniec Kostrzewski who adapted the 2009 text by Małgorzata Sikorska-Miszczuk, one of the most important authors of the Polish contemporary theater scene. The protagonist Fransua is forced to confront his past once and for all when he recognizes his father’s suitcase in a museum dedicated to the Shoah.
Con The lure (brought to Italy by the Trieste film festival in 2021), Agnieszka Smoczyńska has won several awards around the world including the special jury prize at the 2016 Sundance film festival. Smoczyńska is among the guests of the review where she will present her adaptation of Your Majesty by Anna Wakulik (born in 1988), the story of the Polish mountaineer Wanda Rutkiewicz who decides to return to the Himalayas, in search of the body of a climbing partner who disappeared in a previous expedition. The guest of the review will also be Piotr Domalewski co-author of the entertaining series Sexify, available on Netflix. The director will present Alice in the world of horrorswritten by him and then specially adapted for the show, in 2019. After her kidnapping has become a media case, the very young Alice is forced to deal with a whole series of people trying to take advantage of her unwanted popularity .
Some examples that can give the measure of the variety of themes, but also of styles and languages proposed by the review. Conceived in the historic Wfdif film studios in Warsaw, in fifteen years Teatroteka has given life to about fifty original productions and has allowed authors, directors, actors and professionals to express themselves and experiment by refining their respective skills, in a virtuous circle that feeds the cinematic universe of which it is an expression.
Cinema Farnese, from 28 to 30 April.
All screenings are free admission subject to availability.