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PFF19: Another Day of Life

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One of the greatest journalists of the 20th century, Ryszard Kapuściński’s gripping account of the collapse of Portuguese colonialism in Angola brought to the screen in combination of spectacular 3-D animation, documentary and live-action footage. Another Day Of Life is a cinematic masterpiece and an umissable Festival highlight that had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival of 2018 and won the Best European Animated Feature Film Award at 31st European Film Awards.
Warsaw, 1975. Ryszard Kapuściński, a brilliant veteran journalist, convinces his bosses at the Polish Press Agency to send him to Angola, where a bloody civil war has broken out on the eve of the country’s independence. Cuba, South Africa, the USA and Russia support different sides. He is the only foreign journalist in Angola’s capital, Luanda. Chaos and confusion ensue. Kapuściński risking his life at the front line of the conflict, keeps sending daily cables to the Poland to be the first in the world to cover this breaking war.
Poland's most renowned foreign correspondent who was an eyewitness to revolutions and civil wars in Africa, Asia and Latin America. As the sole correspondent for the Third World of the Polish Press Agency he covered 27 revolutions and coups. His first hand experiences from the centre of the conflicts and observations on everyday life in war torn developing countries have made him one of the foremost writers on crises in the modern world. He won literary prizes in Germany, France, Canada, Italy, the US, and was made journalist of the century in Poland. His books were translated into 30 languages. Another Day Of Life is thought to be one of his best works.

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Release date

Saturday 2nd November


85 min




Film Festival