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.
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.
Polish film director and scriptwriter Agnieszka Holland has been awarded the 2019 Viadrina Prize from the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder), announced Ewa Bielewicz-Polakowska, a spokesperson for Collegium Polonicum.
At the age of 24 he graduated from film school in Łódź and soon became an assistant to the Oscar-winning director, Andrzej Wajda. He later became heavily involved in politics.
Szulkin rose to fame with his sci-fi cult classics.
Kieślowski, who would have been 77 today, won adulation abroad… but not necessarily at home.
Palme d”Or for best director in Cannes. British-Polish film director Paweł Pawlikowski returns to the big screen with his new film ‘Cold War’ and wins!