Cinema Under the Stars
As the historic urban space of Toruń constitutes an unforgettable experience in itself, weshall let you have a taste of it during this year’s edition of the festival. Once again, we aregoing to meet in the yard of the Old Town City Hall in Toruń where you will have a chance to watch five films we have selected for that particular scenery: More »

Castle Cinema
Let us take you back to the 1980s, amidst the unique scenery of the ruins of the Teutonic Castle, when some of the legendary horror films, now considered ‘cult classics’ were made. Although many of them were remade – some even saw many sequels made to continue the original idea – our intention is to show you the archetypes of the characters that have forever gone down in the history of this particular genre. The genre that is adored by so many devoted cinema goers. More »

Must See Must Be
The section Must See Must Bee is a summary of the films screened during the most important film festivals around the world which even the most knowledgeable film enthusiasts might have missed, when making an effort to digest the plethora of new film productions. More »

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Altered States

Odmienne stany świadomości · dir. Ken Russell
USA 1980, 102’

Bold and far-reaching science fiction feat of imagination; it is a William Hurt film debut. The main protagonist Dr. Jessup (Hurt) decides to carry out a paramedics experiment, the object of which is he himself. Fascinated with chemicals used by ancient tribes, he decides to take them and closes himself in a special chamber. The result of this risky game will be an astral journey to the edge of consciousness, trip that would be worthy of Dave Bowman’s from the Space odyssey. Only the most resistent viewers will save their neck...

Director:Ken Russell
Screenplay:Paddy Chayefsky
Music:John Corigliano
Cinematography:Jordan Cronenwath
Editing:Eric Jenkins
Cast:Bob Balaban, Drew Barrymore, Blair Brown, William Hurt
Production:Howard Gottfried, Daniel Melnick