Although the program for the Krakow Film Festival (28 May – 4 June) is still being worked on until mid-April, the first titles to compete for the top prizes in the International Documentary Competition have been announced. The International Documentary Competition is a prestigious category that features films on significant issues. Three films competing this year are My Name Is Happy, Silent House, and The Hostage Takers.
My Name Is Happy by Nick Read and Ayse Toprak is a documentary about gender-based violence in Turkey. It follows Mutlu Kaya, a TV talent show contestant who survives an attack by a rejected suitor while her sister does not. Silent House by Farnaz and Mohammadreza Jourabchian tells the history of three generations of an Iranian family through their 100-year-old house in Tehran. Lastly, The Hostage Takers by Puk Damsgaard and Søren Klovborg covers the story of the ISIS members responsible for the death of US war correspondent James Foley.
The Krakow Film Festival will be held in May/June in cinemas and online. It offers a unique opportunity to witness a broad range of films from around the world while tackling important issues.