April 8—15, 2024


Let’s get Friday started!

The weekend’s start at the festival means a cinematic journey to 1954 Japan, an evening orchestrated for cello and surreal cinema by Germaine Dulac, and special screenings starring Warsaw. Let’s get Friday started!

For aficionados of cinema classics, time travel is a daily indulgence. This time, we turn our lens to the 1950s – a decade truly unique to Japanese cinema. It was the era when Akira Kurosawa and Kenji Mizoguchi, according to the critical consensus, crafted their greatest works, Mikio Naruse directed Sound of the Mountain, and Godzilla terrified audiences. Friday’s screenings in the Japan 1954: A Year of Miracles section will feature Twenty-four Eyes, Sound of the Mountain, Crucified Lovers, The Moon Has Risen, and Sansho the Bailiff.

In Warsaw, about Warsaw, with Warsaw in the background. Collaborating with the Museum of Warsaw is vital for the identity of the Timeless Film Festival Warsaw, which prides itself on being held in the capital and catering to its audience. The museum is a place that cherishes the city’s history and traditions. During special screenings of short and feature-length films related to Warsaw, we’ll present features from the 1930s and a selection of documentaries. Today’s program includes: Documentaries About Warsaw: Capital’s Territories, Janko the Musician + In the Land of the 10th Muse, and Polish Sketch. Screenings at the Museum of Warsaw are free of charge.

The love of cinema knows no age, so we’ve curated titles for all ages in the Timeless Film Festival Warsaw repertoire. In The Land of Ghibli, we have stories drawn with whimsical lines and characters who surrender to the fluidity of reality. And at the same time: stories guided with lightness, even if they often touch on difficult topics. Join us for weekend screenings of The Cat Returns, The Secret World of Arrietty, and Ponyo.

Fantasies, dreams, nightmares – potent metaphors in cinema and wellsprings of its wildest ideas. It is in the realm of hallucinations and imaginations, where heads locked in glass spheres, doors leading everywhere and nowhere, and the perverse dreams and shameless flattery of the urges of Eros and Thanatos thrive. Germaine Dulac reigns supreme in this universe, a pioneer of surrealist film whose influence extends to luminaries like David Lynch and Maya Deren. Her two most famous films, The Seashell and the Clergyman and The Smiling Madame Beudet, will be screened tonight at 8:00 PM at the POLIN Museum, accompanied by cellist Dobrawa Czocher, whose music mirrors the oniric dimensions of the films.

TFFW’s musical alter ego finds expression at the Elementy Festival Club. At 10:00 PM, Warsaw DJs Hadrian and Mitura will kick off the evening with a set inspired by their shared love of cinema. On the dance floor they serve everything that is danceable but non-trivial, from deep disco to dubstep. Invited by Timeless Film Festival Warsaw, they will play a special set bolstered by cinematic references. Come in crowds!

As the weekend approaches, a friendly reminder: explore our extensive list of recommended places and save it in your favorites tab. Discounts await the hungry and thirsty (don’t forget to show your pass!).