The seventh edition of the Kinoteka Polish Film Festival will open in London with Malgorzata Szumowska's drama, 33 Scenes from Life, a study of the resilience of the human spirit and the ties that unite people.

The festival will take place in London from March 12 to April 8. The programme will include features, documentaries and shorts.

Ahead of its UK release, a preview of Andrzej Jakimowski's Tricks will be screened. The nostalgic tale of childhood innocence was chosen as Poland's official entry for best foreign language film for this year's Academy Awards.

Polish director/actor Jerzy Skolimowski will talk about his career and will present his latest film, Four Nights With Anna. The festival is also holding a retrospective of his early work.

The films of Marcin Koszalka, the award-winning documentarian, will also be shown including his latest film Till it Hurts.

The life and work of Krzysztof Kieslowski (The Three Colours trilogy) will be celebrated with an exhibition of the auteur's personal artifacts, photos and poster artwork.

Kintoteka is organised by the Polish Cultural Institute in partnership with Wyborowa Wodka and supported by the Polska! Year.