London’s Polish film festival kicks off this Thursday (8).

The tenth Kinoteka Film Festival kicks off this week with a screening of Malgorzata Szumowska’s Elles at the Curzon Soho on March 8, celebrating International Women’s Day, with the director and star Joanna Kulig in attendance.

Other highlights of this year’s programme include Agnieszka Holland’s Academy Award-nominated In Darkness on March 11 at the Barbican Cinema, in association with the UK Jewish Film Festival, and showings of Robert Więckiewicz’s modern-day take on Cain and Abel, Courage, and Bartek Konopka’s Fear Of Falling, both screening as part of the festival’s New Polish Cinema section at the Riverside Studios.

To celebrate its tenth anniversary, there will also be a series of double bills, running March 9-13, at the Riverside Studios of ten Polish films picked by leading British and Polish film-makers, including Ken Loach and Andrzej Wajda. Films in this section include Article Zero, Knife In The Water and Suicide Room.

Composer Krzysztof Penderecki will close this year’s festival with a concert on March 22 at Barbican Hall, marking his first appearance at the Barbican in over 12 years, featuring music from Penderecki and Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood.

Kinoteka Film Festival runs March 8-22 at nine venues across London, as well as special programmes at the Edinburgh Filmhouse and Queens Film Theatre, Belfast.