The film festival “Horses and People” is part of the biggest horse event of this year in Wrocław – European Horse Festival.
September 9-13 at 20:00 we invite you to the Lower Silesia Film Center, to the second floor, to the “Doll” room.
From Monday to Friday there will be five screenings of films, each of which in a slightly different way shows the uniqueness of the human-horse relationship. These are both documents and feature films. On the one hand, we will have the opportunity to see the life of the greatest jockeys of our time, in the documents about Josef Vani, Anthony McCoy, the unique story of Baska – a horse who made a stunning racing career overseas, and on the other very “human” stories with horses in the background , like the award-winning (Venice, Toronto) picture of Andrew Haigh “Rely on me” or the Icelandic tale “On horses and people”.
Film screenings will be preceded by meetings with special guests. We’ll give them their names soon. Meanwhile, we present the repertoire.
09.09 (Monday) VANA
(2012 Czech Republic) – documentary, time: 1h26, dir. Jakub Wagner. Portrait of the legendary Czech jockey Josef Vani – his unusual lifestyle, everyday life among horses, dramatic events, thoughts, family stories
10.09 (Tuesday) ON HORSES AND PEOPLE
(2013 Iceland, Germany, Norway) – time: 1h25, dir. Benedikt Erlingsson.
Icelandic film, whose heroes are: drunkard Vernhardur, Spanish tourist Juan Camillo, in love with his mare Kolbeinn, chasing rebellious stallion Johann and two feuding neighbors, Grimur and Eglia, and horses that dispassionately watch their struggles with life
11.09 (Wednesday) BEING AP
(2015 Great Britain) – documentary, time: 1h43, dir. Anthony Wonke
The best-ever obstacle jockey Anthony Peter McCoy, known as AP McCoy or Tony McCoy, and his last racing season – a fascinating mixture of dedication, doubts, decisions, victories and defeats, struggling with injuries, races including during the famous festival in Cheltenham and Aintree
12/09 (Thursday) RELY ON ME
(2017, directed by Andrew Haigh) – feature film, time: 2h01
Sixteen-year-old Charley moves to Portland hoping for a change in his life so far. He receives a proposal for caring for a racing horse.
The film won a special prize at the Venice International Film Festival
13.09 (Friday) BASK. REVELATION OF AMERICA
director Hanna Ceglińska – Leśnodorska
The film presents a tragic, extremely fascinating and happy ending story of an Arabian horse named Bask, who came into the world and grew up in the Polish Stud of Albigów. In 1963, he was sold to the United States, where, after a dramatic journey through the Atlantic Ocean, he arrived in Arizona and achieved astonishing successes, and thanks to him, he became an American multimillionaire.
Tickets in the price of PLN 5 to be purchased at the box office of the Lower Silesian Film Center.