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 »

We know the winners of the 20th edition of the Tofifest International Film Festival. Kujawy Pomorze Region. The actors Aleksandra Popławska and Robert Więckiewicz are the two winners of the Golden Angel Award for Artistic Insolence. The Golden Angel for Lifetime Achievement goes to film director Filip Bajon. Maria Dębska receives the Golden Angel Award for a Promising European Actress. The Flisak Award founded by the President of Toruń for film artists associated with Kujawsko-Pomorskie Region is given to Tomasz Ziętek. More »

Closely Watched Trains

Ostře sledované vlaky · dir. Jiří Menzel
Czechoslovakia 1968, 89’


06/29, 15:30 · Kino Centrum


The 1940s of the 20th century — WWII is slowly coming to its end. Milosz Hrma starts his first job — he becomes a train dispatcher at a small train station, where life goes on slowly, even despite the war still raging in Europe. The only manifestation of the war is the title “closely watched trains”, rolling through the station, carrying supplies for the German army on the Eastern Front. However, the most significant and important things happen outside the great history: the manager of the station breeds pigeons, traffic controller Ladislav Hubička spends his time flirting with women, while Milosz tries to win the heart of Maša.

Director:Jiří Menzel
Screenplay:Jiří Menzel, Bohumil Hrabal
Music:Jiří Šust
Cinematography:Jaromír Šofr
Editing:Jiřina Lukešová
Cast:Václav Neckář, Jitka Bendová, Vladimír Valenta, Libuše Havelková, Josef Somr, Ferdinand Krůta
Awards:Najlepszy film nieanglojęzyczny – Oskary / Best Foreign Language Film – Oscars (1968)