A call for entries for 21st Tofifest. Kujawy Pomorze Region IFF is now officially announced. This year marks the 21th edition of the Tofifest. Kujawy Pomorze Region International Film Festival. Come to Toruń to spend the five days from 27th June to 2nd July 2023 and enjoy this celebration of cinema. More »

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Essential Killing

Essential Killing · dir. Jerzy Skolimowski
Ireland, Norway, Poland, Hungary 2010, 83’


06/28, 22:30 · Open Space


We don’t know, whether he is an Al-Qaeda militant or an innocent man, who found himself in the wrong place, at the wrong time. Mohammed was caught by American soldiers in Afghanistan and taken to a secret base, somewhere in Central Europe, but manages to escape. He will not hesitate to commit even the most brutal crime, if it guarantee his survival.

It is a powerful, moving and cliffhanging film that keeps the suspense until the very last scene.

Director:Jerzy Skolimowski
Screenplay:Jerzy Skolimowski, Ewa Piaskowska
Music:Paweł Mykietyn
Cinematography:Adam Sikora
Editing:Maciej Pawliński, Réka Lemhényi
Cast:Vincent Gallo, Emmanuelle Seigner, Phillip Goss, David L. Price
Awards:Nagroda CinemAvvenire, Nagroda Specjalna Jury, Puchar Volpi – MFF w Wenecji / CinemAvvenire Award, Special Award of the Jury, Volpi Cup – IFF in Venice (2010); Najlepszy Film, Najlepsza reżyseria, Najlepsza muzyka, Najlepszy Montaż – Orły / Best Film, Best Directing, Best Music, Best Editing – Eagles (2011); Najlepszy film, Najlepszy reżyser, Najlepsza muzyka, Najlepsze zdjęcia, Najlepszy montaż – Złote Lwy / Best Film, Best Director, Best Music, Best Cinematography, Best Editing – Golden Lions (2011)