CO-FINANCED BY: KUJAWSKO-POMORSKIE REGION, MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND NATIONAL HERITAGE FROM PROMOTION OF CULTURE FUND AND POLISH FILM INSTITUTE
CAMERIMAGE 2016 OPENING GALA
Wednesday November 2nd, 2016
Still from "Afterimage," courtesy of
Afterimage is the last film by the legendary Andrzej Wajda, the director of such classics as Kanal, Ashes and Diamonds,The Wedding,The Promised Land and Man of Marble. It tells a story of the final years of Władysław Strzemiński, the distinguished painter, art theoretician, teacher loved by his students, and founder of the Museum of Modern Art in Łódź (opened in 1930), the first such museum in Poland and second in Europe. The film shows the relentlessness of an artist who was ruthlessly persecuted by the communist regime in Stalinist Poland, and who rejected avant-garde and Western art to promote schematic socialist realism. The film stars Bogusław Linda, Zofia Wichłacz, Bronisława Zamachowska and Krzysztof Pieczyński
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For Afterimage, Andrzej Wajda invited a wonderful team of professionals, including cinematographer Paweł Edelman (The Pianist, Katyn), costume designer Katrzyna Lewińska (The Dark House, The Innocents), production designer Marek Warszewski (Warsaw '44, The High Frontier) and editor Grażyna Gradoń (Walesa: Man of Hope, Strange Heaven).
Attention! Both the screening and the recital will be a part of Camerimage 2016 Opening Gala, to which you need an invitation. However, subject to availability of free seats, we will admit holders of festival entry cards (including students).