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.
The couple from the village of Wysoka, about 30 kilometres from Kraków, risked their lives by taking in Polański who was 10 at the time after he had escaped along with his father from the Kraków Ghetto in 1943.
The 10-minute short film ‘Fire (Pożar)’ is a black and white animation drawn and directed by the Twin Peaks creator with Żebrowski’s hauntingly jagged score performed by the Penderecki String Quartet providing the soundtrack.
Tommy Wiseau’s ‘The Room’ has become cult viewing, but its director’s life has long been shrouded in mystery.
The Oscar-nominated director’s latest film is a dark cyber thriller telling a story of obsession and acceptance in a world of social media and fake news where the online paid hate industry can lead to revenge and individual downfall.
The 22nd edition of the Polish Oscars known as the Eagles, was a triumph for Jan Komasa as his film scooped 11 Eagle statues including best film, best leading actor and actress, and best director.
Recently deceased film director Jerzy Gruza, best known for his comedies and popular TV serials, was laid to rest in a Friday ceremony in Warsaw. Gruza has been posthumously decorated with a Polonia Restituta Commander's Cross for his contributions to national culture.
Film director Jerzy Gruza died on Sunday night in Warsaw aged 87, the Polish Filmmakers' Association told PAP. Gruza was a successful feature film and TV director, best known for the immensely popular TV series "Czterdziestolatek" (The 40 Year Old Man).
Oleg Sentsov, a Ukrainian filmmaker, writer and social activist from Crimea, who was a political prisoner in Russian between 2014 and 2019, gave thanks in Warsaw on Tuesday to all those who had helped secure his release.
Janusz Kondratiuk, a Polish director and screenwriter, died on Monday following a battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 76, PAP was told by Polish Film Institute head Jacek Bromski.