Festival of Silent Films in Krakow

Yesterday the annual Silent Film Festival began, organised by Krakow‘s Kino Pod Baranami. Now in its 11th edition, each year the festival has revolved around a particular theme, and this year’s is women – both in front of and behind the camera.

The grand leading ladies of the silent film era are all represented: Pola Negri, Greta Garbo, Lillian Gish and Louise Brooks, amongst others. On the other side, a collection of experimental films by Maya Deren, the “mother of American avant-garde”, will be shown, as well as films by Germaine Dulac and animator Lotte Reiniger.

The silent films are accompanied by a live score, featuring such artists as Polish experimental musician Jacaszek, as well as several well-known names of the jazz scene.

While all of the musical events are ticketed, there is one free showing at Pod Baranami cinema on Sunday. Life is a Dream in Cinema: Pola Negri, the American biopic of the famous Polish silent film star, will be shown for free at 2:30 pm.

More information available here.

See also: Pola Negri: Queen of the Vamps

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