Image from the movie Ostatnia Rodzina (or The Last Family), certificate 15

Polish Centre cinema shows award-winning film on 19 September

There’s a chance to enjoy a thought-provoking central European film in the heart of Hammersmith with a screening in a cinema that few H&F residents know exists.

The film is Ostatnia Rodzina (or The Last Family) [15] which won the award for best film at the 2016 Polish film festival.

Ostatnia Rodzina, directed by Jan Matuszynski, is a two-hour film based on the true story of a dysfunctional family living in a grim Warsaw housing estate.

The Guardian newspaper gave it four stars out of five, describing it as ‘the mesmerising portrait of a battling brood’.

The screening is on Thursday 19 September at 7.30pm (tickets £5 in advance or on the door) at the cinema in POSK, the Polish social and cultural centre, at 238 King Street, W6 0RF.

Opened in 1982, the 300-seat cinema/theatre space specialises in screening Polish films with subtitles – but is largely unknown to the wider public.

For more details, visit the POSK centre website and for tickets, visit the Eventbrite listing page.

Hammersmith screens

The Polish centre screen is currently the only cinema space in Hammersmith. But once the new town hall civic campus is fully redeveloped in King Street, the area will also gain a new four-screen cinema complex as well.

It will stand on the site of the now-demolished Cineworld cinema – the former Regal, later ABC, and still later UGC cinema, which began life as a 2,257-seat single-screen auditorium before being converted into a four-screen complex itself.

Still image from Ostatnia Rodzina, directed by Jan Matuszynski
Ostatnia Rodzina, directed by Jan Matuszynski, is a two-hour film based on the true story of a dysfunctional family living in a grim Warsaw housing estate

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