36th International Film Festival Warsaw

09.10.2020 to 18.10.2020

The Ecumenical Jury Warsaw 2020: Joanna Kazimiera Wawrzynów and Jes Nysten (© INTERFILM)

The 36th Warsaw International Film Festival took place live on location under corona-related restrictions. In the cinemas only 25% of the seats were allocated, the Ecumenical Jury was reduced to 2 members. It awarded its prize to "Muž se zaječíma ušima" (The Man with Hare Ears) by Martin Šulik, who also received the international jury's prize for Best Director. The Warsaw Grand Prix went to "18 Kilohertz" by Farkhat Sharipov from Kazakhstan. The Fipresci jury awarded its prize for the best film debut to the Hungarian contribution "Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time" by Lili Horvát, which was shown in the "Discoveries" series.

Link: Festival website


The Man With Hare Ears
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The film shows that the history of a man's decisions has an influence on his personal life and milieu. Thanks to a deep self-perception and attentive listening to others, he is able to give meaning to his life despite his mistakes. The jury highlights the remarkable way in which the film tells us that every human being is capable of developing into a full-fledged human being throughout his or her entire life.