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Polish Film Festival Sydney

May 7, 2023 - June 4, 2023

Polish Film Festival Sydney returns this May to Palace Norton Street and The Ritz Cinemas with a line-up of comedies, crime stories, dramas, and romance.  

The festival will show the latest in Polish film through a selection of productions released in the last three years representing diverse genres and creative approaches. The 2023 program brings three Australian premieres and six NSW premieres.

Opening the festival is a comedy drama by Aleksander Pietrzak, Black Sheep, a family story about growing up and becoming a responsible parent, the challenges of finding yourself in a completely new life situation, choosing between career and loved ones, and most importantly, navigating through problems for the sake of your family.

Audience Choice Award winner at the 38th Warsaw International Film Festival Dangerous Men will premiere in Australian on Sunday 3 June as the closing film of the festival. Set in the bohemian town of Zakopane in the Tatra Mountains, it is a fast-paced comedy crime story merging humour, flamboyant historical figures and vibrant Polish folklore. Directed by Maciej Kawlski, it stars Australian-based actor Jacek Koman (Moulin Rouge, Icarus. The Legend of Mietek Kosz – PFF20) impersonating colourful well-known characters.


  • OPENING NIGHT: BLACK SHEEP (Czarna Owca) by Aleksander Pietrzak; NSW PREMIERE                               

Sunday 5 May 5:00pm for 5:45pm start Palace Norton Street

  • THE TENANT (Lokatorka) by Michał Otłowski; NSW PREMIERE                                

Saturday 13 May 6:00pm Palace Norton Street

  • IF I WERE YOU (Na twoim miejscu) by Antonio Galdamez; AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE                                

Sunday 14 May 5:30pm The Ritz Cinemas 

Tuesday 23 May 6:45pm Palace Norton Street

  • POLAŃSKI, HOROWITZ. HOMETOWN (Polański, Horowtiz. Hometown) by Anna Kokoszka-Romer, Mateusz Kudła; NSW PREMIERE                                

Tuesday 16 May 6:45pm The Ritz Cinemas 

Saturday 3 June 5:30pm Palace Norton Street

  • SONATA (Sonata) by Bartosz Blaschke; AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE                                

Saturday 20 May 6.30pm The Ritz Cinemas

  • Family Film: DETECTIVE BRUNO (Detektyw Bruno) by Magdalena Nieć, Mariusz Palej; NSW PREMIERE

Sunday 21 May 2:30pm Palace Norton Street

  • 25 YEARS OF INNOCENCE (25 lat niewinności. Sprawa Tomka Komendy) by Jan Holoubek NSW PREMIERE

Sunday 21 May 5.30pm The Ritz Cinemas

  • MARCH 1968 (Marzec 68) by Krzysztof Lang; 

Saturday 27 May 6.00pm Palace Norton Street   

Saturday 3 June 6.30pm The Ritz Cinemas

  • F_CKING BORNHOLM (F_cking Bornholm) by Anna Kazejak-Dawid; NSW PREMIERE                                 

Sunday 28 May 2.30pm   The Ritz Cinemas

  • CLOSING NIGHT: DANGEROUS MEN (Niebezpieczni Dżentelmeni) by Maciej Kawalski; AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

Sunday 4 June 2:30pm Palace Norton Street


May 7, 2023
June 4, 2023