Considered one of the most influential photographers of her era in the 1950s, 60s and 70s, Nasierowska was best known for her black-and-white portrait photographs of famous Polish personalities from the realm of arts and culture.
The collection of nearly 4,000 films includes 160 feature films, 71 documentaries, 474 animated films, and 10 feature length animations.
Opened in 1994 as the first gallery in Poland and Europe to exclusively display art made under the Communist regime, a permanent display features around 300 paintings, sculptures, propaganda posters and sketches while its total depository includes around 2,600 works.
Titled ‘Archives in a Flash: Instant/Instax in Poland’, this is an exhibition that breaks fresh ground to offer a unique retrospective of Polish photography – that it does so whilst simultaneously delivering an intriguing documentation of the everyday life of Poles is an additional feather in its cap.
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).
With over 150 major films shot in the streets of Łódż, it’s in these forgotten parts you breathe the air of Wajda, Polanski, Lynch and the fundamental spirit of cinematic Łódź. To walk these broken boulevards is akin to losing yourself in your own private film set: a moment of magic that few can forget.
Wojciech Pszoniak, a renowned Polish theatre and film actor, died on Monday morning at the age of 78.
The capital’s Relax cinema which hosted premieres such as ‘Star Wars’ and Andrzej Wajda’s ‘The Promised Land’ has been reborn as Scena Relax, a venue for comedy, concerts and theatrical productions and is once again the cultural centre at the heart of Warsaw.
It survived the Second World War and communism, but will it survive the next few years?
The animation by director Mariusz Wilczyński is described as “an autobiographical impression, reminiscence of childhood images, in which the memory of dead parents and the hometown of Łódź comes to life.”