At the core of our tenth edition’s artistic program a special tribute was compiled to honor the remarkable Polish filmmaker Krzysztof Kieślowski. Every evening, throughout the entire festival, one of the films from Krzysztof Kieślowski’s masterpiece series, Decalogue (Dekalog) (the Ten Commandments) will be screened under the stars. In addition, the tribute will include a special exhibit of photographs by the cinematographer/photographer Piotr Jaxa, a guest of the festival, who for many years worked in artistic collaboration with Kieślowski. The exhibit, that will be on display in the new “Ashosh Gallery” in the heart of the artists’ village, Zukim, documents Kieślowski’s work on some of the sets and the “Decalogue Map” project that allows viewers to stroll through the Warsaw landscape and take a virtual tour among the sites where the different episodes of the series were filmed.

In such challenging times in the field of cinema, our decision to produce a tribute where the center attraction is screening the important and exclusive series of Kieślowski, is in no way coincidental. From our viewpoint the tribute that incorporates both cinematic and plastic creations of art under its wings, enables the spectators to take in several aspects, not only of the human intricacy, but also of the significant importance of the cinematic experience and of our obligation to continue to promote it and to simultaneously act in light of it.

The tribute was produced in collaboration with the Adam Mickiewicz Institute and the Polish Institute in Tel Aviv.

For more information on the screenings, the exhibit and our honored guests, click on the link below. You are also welcome to read more and delve into the exclusive image of Kieślowski as a filmmaker and the history of his series Decalogue.