For those of you who are lucky enough to be in central Europe, you're lucky enough to have another film festival to attend. Polish Radio's English Service helpfully informs us about the Docs Against Gravity film festival, which opened on Friday the 13th and runs through the 25th:
Friday sees the official opening of the 13th edition of the “Docs Against Gravity” Documentary Film festival.
The event will be held in Warsaw, Wrocław, Bydgoszcz and Gdynia and selected films will also be shown in 20 other towns in Poland.
“Docs against Gravity” is the largest documentary film festival in Poland and the third in Europe.
This year's edition has some 130 films in store, 50 accompanying events and over 100 artists visiting, many of whom will be presenting their new productions and also participate in various meetings.
Among the premieres are works by the world's greatest documentary filmmakers like Sergei Loznitz with his “Event” – a documentary on the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Soviet Union and the establishing of the Russian Federation, or Werner Herzog with his latest “Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World”, where he wonders it is at all possible to escape the surveillance of modern technologies.
Artur Liebhart, the director of the festival points that the idea of the festival is to show films presenting life in various aspects: “we show the best nonfiction, Films which are in fact giant cinema productions, this is our goal, to show how the best of film art can present us the way we are.”