The third edition of Behind the Curtain opens next week in Birmingham, bringing the best of eastern European cinema and culture to the UK’s second city.
This year will feature 17 full-length and short films from 12 countries, in addition to a range of music, discussions, and workshops.
Among the highlights will be screenings of acclaimed contemporary Polish films The Last Family (2016, dir. Jan P. Matuszynski) and United States of Love (2016, dir. Tomasz Wasilewski).
Behind the Curtain will kick off on Friday 18 November with music from young Polish classical violinists, drawing upon the rich musical heritage of the region — expect everything from klezmer, to experimental electronic and Balkan folk. The music will be accompanied by eastern European food and drink, a sneak peak of the films to be screened at the festival, and a tribute to the late Polish director Andrzej Wajda.
Behind the Curtain will take place from 18 – 27 November at venues around Birmingham. More information can be found here. The festival is organised by the Polish Expats Association and is a part of Birmingham Festivals.