A film directed by renowned Polish director Agnieszka Holland has been shortlisted for the 93rd Academy Awards in the Best International Feature Film category.
Polish award-winning film director, Agnieszka Holland, has been named president of the European Film Academy (EFA) and will replace her German colleague, Wim Wenders, EFA said on its website.
Tenderly renovated and charmingly subdued, it’s not difficult to see why Piotrków Trybunalski’s Old Town vies with Łódź as one of the country’s most filmed cities: among others, Robin Williams worked here (Jakob the Liar) as too have heroes of Polish kino such as Agnieszka Holland (In Darkness) and the legendary Andrzej Wajda (Pan Tadeusz).
Two Polish films, Corpus Christi and Charlatan, have picked up a slew of European Film Award nominations.
Set against the region’s dramatic 20th century history, the film, “Charlatan”, which will represent the Czech Republic at the 93rd Academy Awards in April 2021, is based on the true story of Czech healer Jan Mikolášek, who lived from 1887 to 1973.
Polish film-makers, including award-winning directors Agnieszka Holland, Paweł Pawlikowski and Andrzej Jakimowski, have demanded that the Belarusian authorities immediately cease violence and called on Europe to show solidarity with Belarusians.
A hint about the new movie, Netflix’s third original Polish production, came from actor Nikodem Rozbicki’s Instastory after he posted a photo of a coffee machine labelled ‘only for Netflix crew’.
Polish film director Agnieszka Holland and the American-Polish journalist and publicist Anne Applebaum have been honoured with high state distinctions by Ukraine for their work on portraying the truth about The Great Famine of 1932-33.
The European Film Academy has announced its list of 46 films recommended for nomination for the 2019 European Film Awards. Finding a place on the list were Wojciech Smarzowski's "Clergy," Agnieszka Holland's "Citizen Jones" and Adrian Panek's "Werewolf."
Inspired by a true story and set in mid-20th Century Europe against the backdrop of totalitarianism, the film focuses on the almost forgotten life of Czech healer Jan Mikolášek who cured millions even as he suffered under both Nazi and Communist rule.