The 35th Warsaw Film Festival will start on Friday afternoon with a screening of an international production "The Barefoot Emperor" directed by Jessica Woodworth and Peter Brosens.
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.
While the seven episode WWII mini-series by Peter Bowker includes action and historic battles, such as the Siege of Warsaw, Dunkirk, and the Battle of Britain, the focus of the story is on the characters and how their lives change against the backdrop of great human tragedy.
A contract for the building and joint-running of the European Camerimage Film Centre in Toruń, north-central Poland, has been signed by Culture Minister Piotr Gliński, Toruń Mayor Michał Zaleski and Camerimage Festival Director Marek Żydowicz.
Jan Kobuszewski, an outstanding Polish theatre and film actor, comedian and director, died at the age of 85 in Warsaw on Saturday, PAP was told by the Kwadrat Theatre.
Polish actor and director Andrzej Seweryn received the insignia of the Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters from French Ambassador in Poland Pierre Levy, in Warsaw, on Tuesday.
Known for his painting-like works such as the The Mill and the Cross (2011) and his 2004 “The Garden of Earthly Delights”, Majewski’s 14th movie the Valley of the Gods is tipped as one of the most eagerly anticipated foreign films this year.
Filmed in 1947, the harrowing The Last Stage by Wanda Jakubowska about the notorious Auschwitz death camp used former inmates and locals from Oświęcim as cast and extras.
Inspired by real-life events, the film tells the story of 20-year-old Daniel (played by Bartosz Bielenia) who, after leaving a correctional facility decides to impersonate a priest.
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