Embassy of Poland
Wednesday, August 30
8:00 pm
Avalon Theatre
5612 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC


Directed by Jan Kidawa-Błoński

Poland, 2017, 106  min.

In Polish with English subtitles


In this fact-based story of passion, rivalry, love, and friendship, Jan Banaś, acclaimed football player of the 1960s and 1970s, struggles to makes his dreams come true on and off the field. From his childhood, Jan’s greatest passion is football, and his greatest rival is his devoted friend, Ginter. As time passes, the friends’ competition transfers from the backyard to the stadiums of Silesian football clubs. Their rivalry extends off the field when beautiful Marlena shows up in the life of both sports stars and Jan and Ginter quickly discover that there are no rules in the game of love. When a serious injury brings Ginter’s career to an end and Banaś closer to joining the Olympic Games and the Football World Cup, the main character faces a difficult choice that will determine the rest of his life.


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Wednesday Signature Series

CinePolska is proud to join the prestigious Wednesday Signature Series. Held at the Avalon Theatre, the Wednesday Signature Series is a group of rotating programs that showcase unique films from around the world. Screenings are held on Wednesday evenings at 8:00pm in its historic downstairs auditorium.

Tickets available online or at the theatre box office.
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