The Polish Heritage Club is one of the sponsors of the annual
Polish Film Festival at UW-Madison. The festival
became an
established tradition of celebrating and promoting the most
recent and accomplished Polish movies.

Shows are free to the public.

Seating is limited and provided on a "first come, first served" basis.

Films are screened in the original language with English subtitles.

The annual festival is organized by the UW-Madison Polish Student Association
in collaboration with the Department of Slavic Languages and Literature and
the Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) Film Comittee.


Movies screened in 2017 at the 27th

Annual Polish Film Festival


2017 1 Curie


November 19 at 1 pm 

(2016, dir. Marie Noelle, 100 minutes)

The movie follows the famous physicist and chemist Marie Curie and her struggle for recognition in the male-dominated science community in early 20th century France.



2017 2 Art of Loving



November 19 at 3:30 pm

(Sztuka kochania)
(2017, dir. Maria Sadowska, 122 minutes)

Michalina Wisłocka, the most famous and recognized sexologist of communist Poland, fights for the right to publish her book, which will change the sex life of Polish people forever.




2017 3 Stars


November 19 at 1 pm


(2017, dir. Jan Kidawa-Błoński, 120 minutes)

A story of passion, rivalry, love, and friendship. Jan Banaś, acclaimed Silesian football player of the 1960s and 1970s, struggles to make his dreams come true on and off the field. Stars is the story of a great love between young people torn by passion and ambition.



2017 4 Lullaby Killer



November 19 at 3:30 pm

(Ach Śpij Kochanie)
(2017, dir. Krzysztof Lang, 100 minutes)

The script is based on a true story set in the 1950s, when the serial killer Władysław Mazurkiewicz, suspected of 30 murders, terrorized Kraków. This handsome, elegant playboy-murderer went unpunished for a very long time until he met his match in the young militia detective.