VIDEO: After been shown at the Venice Film Festival, the film was showered with praise by leading critics impressed with its acting, cinematography and “imagistic flamboyance.”
The film co-directed by Małgorzata Szumowska and Michał Englert and selected for the 77th Venice International Film Festival has been described as “a universal story about man, which elevates Polish cinema to the heights of great European masters.”
A new project launched on the anniversary today by the Centre for Polish-Russian Dialogue and Understanding, called Katyń Pro Memoria, shows the harrowing details.
Shot in Warsaw, Wrocław, Lublin and Silesia, the story focuses on the harrowing question of what Poland would be like if it hadn’t broken free of its communist oppressors in 1983. The result is a dark, dystopian depiction of Poland in 2003.