On a chilly, winter morning 52 years ago today, one of Poland’s biggest film icons jumped onto a speeding train, slipped and fell under its wheels. He was just 39.
Collaborating with some of the world’s greatest directors, the famed cinematographer raked up an impressive catalogue of awards and recognition over his life.
Witold Sobociński, a cinematographer who worked with the renowned Polish film directors Roman Polański, Andrzej Wajda and Wojciech Jerzy Has, has died at the age of 89, the Łódź Film School announced on Monday.
Kieślowski and Wajda are household names of Polish movie industry, acknowledged worldwide for their depiction of Poland’s political and social transformation.
From Polański to Wajda, TFN goes through the history of Polish film at the Oscars.
Arguably the most important film festival in Poland, this year’s Polish Film Festival in Gdynia will give audiences not only a unique opportunity to see what’s hot in today’s cinema, but will also provide a concise snapshot of Polish film’s glorious past.
During its nearly 20 years of existence, the New Horizons International Film Festival has hosted such notable film celebrities as Andrei Konchalovsky, Carlos Saura, Andrzej Wajda and Terry Gilliam.
Revered in the 1970s for his cutting edge films, Borowczyk was hailed as a director of ‘unparalleled sensitivity’ before turning to making erotic films. A new film explores his puzzling career.