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.
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.”
Telling one year in the life of Jędrusik, the film looks at how the singer/actress struggled with expectations imposed on her by society, which director Katarzyna Klimkiewicz describes as “a universal topic and always up to date. Each of us has to face what is considered appropriate for sex, age, etc. Kalina was in the spotlight, adored and hated, she experienced these dilemmas in extreme form.”
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).
A documentary about Henryk Sławik and Jozsef Antall Sr., a Polish politician and a Hungarian government commissioner, respectively, who saved around 5,000 Polish Jews in Hungary during WWII, will have its premiere in Katowice, south Poland, on Monday.
A new documentary film reveals how Japanese students are embracing Polish studies.
The documentary explores the clash of dreams and reality as young Japanese people study the exotic country of Poland.
Entitled “Adventures of a Mathematician” (the Polish title is “Geniusze”; literally, “geniuses”) the new film is a German-Polish-British production written and directed by Berlin-based director Thor Klein.
The stamps were hidden at the end of the war by Major Rudolph Wahlmann, a passionate philatelist. The filmmakers said they lied to locals as “we didn’t want to reveal the truth because we were afraid that it might end up like the Golden Train in Wałbrzych,” referring to the intense media interest in the search for a train supposedly containing wartime stolen art and gold.
Boże Ciało (Corpus Christi), a Polish film directed by Jan Komasa, was nominated for the 92nd Academy Award in the Best International Feature Film category, the US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced.