At the KINOTEKA Polish Film Festival in London, Ukrainian film projects were showcased

As part of the KINOTEKA Polish Film Festival in London, on March 10th, a screening of the documentaryFrom Where to Wheretook place. This film was created in co-production with Poland, France, and Ukraine, with the Ukrainian Institute partnering for the screening. 

photo by Piotr Grawende

The debut film by Mateusz Hamela recounts the director’s evacuation of Ukrainians in the early days of the full-scale invasion in 2022. The film gathers stories from ordinary people, shared with Mateusz as he traveled thousands of kilometers away from the conflict in his car. 

The world premiere of the film took place at the Cannes Film Festival, and later the film made it to the shortlist for the Academy Awards in the category of Best Documentary Feature.  

Also on this day, a screening of the short project “Murals” by Artem Ivanenko, a joint production of Ukraine and Poland, took place. It utilizes state-of-the-art 3D scanning to show viewers the destruction caused by military actions in Ukraine. The artistic project is dedicated to photographs of Banksy’s paintings left amidst the ruins of buildings, schools, and infrastructure. 

The KINOTEKA Polish Film Festival, organized by the Polish Cultural Institute and supported by the Polish Institute of Film Art, is taking place from March 6th to March 28th, 2024.