April 8—15, 2024


Saturday at the Timeless Film Festival Warsaw

We compress a week brimming with timeless cinema into a treasury of memories as we embark on a weekend where the silver screen never dims. Saturday at the Timeless Film Festival Warsaw promises a cinematic slalom weaving through Muranów, Atlantic, and Iluzjon, culminating in a musical finale at the POLIN Museum and the National Theater.

We recommend her films for every day, but today, you’ll find as many as three titles of this comedy genius in our program. While watching her films, it’s challenging to comprehend how cinema overlooked one of the most talented artists of recent decades for such a long time. And yet, Elaine May has only gained prominence in recent years, often overshadowed by industry peers like her professional partner Mike Nichols and ’70s bigwigs such as Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese. Today you’ll get to know May’s work through the films: The Heartbreak KidNichols and May: Take Two + Mike Nichols: American Masters and Tootsie.

To understand Elaine May even better, we recommend listening to an episode of the SpoilerMaster podcast dedicated to her cinematic magnum opus, Micky and Nicky. In this episode, Michał Oleszczyk masterfully dissects the work of the American director and delves into the intricacies of the gangster underworld portrayed in the film.

We invariably encourage you to keep the spirit of the festival alive beyond the “the end” sign. After the screenings today we will meet with:

A noteworthy event is the screening of Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff at 4:00 PM at the Atlantic Cinema. Following the screening, we will have a discussion with Craig McCall, the director of the documentary, about The Archers’ most famous cinematographer.

Expectations can be put to rest, and preparations can begin — with a screening of Amadeus Live today at the Grand Theater – National Opera. Amadeus merges elements of film and opera, delivering an enthralling experience with its timeless exploration of human passions and frailties. Heightened by the Chorus and Orchestra of Polish National Opera.

We will delve into entirely different musical territories with a concert by Jozef Van Wissem at the POLIN Museum. The composer, lute player, and guitarist, known for his collaborations with Jim Jarmusch over the years and his contributions to film music (including the soundtrack for Only Lovers Survive), will perform to Jean Epstein’s legendary 1928 film The Fall of the House of Usher.

Additionally, today in the space of the POLIN Museum, we will be treated to a performance by the Wroclaw musical group Małe Instrumenty, featuring their original arrangement accompanying F.W. Murnau’s Faust.

While there are still three days of the festival ahead, it’s never too early to embrace the timeless essence of Timeless in your lives. Our merch will be perfect for that — posters, T-shirts, and totes, available at the Festival Center in Muranów Cinema.