The collection of nearly 4,000 films includes 160 feature films, 71 documentaries, 474 animated films, and 10 feature length animations.
A pantheon of Poland’s greatest and a place of pilgrimage for Poles to give thanks to the achievements of earlier generations, it is estimated that over one million people have been buried in its sand and clay.
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.
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.”
Following on from the success of her Budzik clinic where children in a coma receive treatment, care and rehabilitation, actress Ewa Błaszczyk now plans to build a similar clinic for adults in a coma.
Famous film director existed on little more than copious amounts of coffees and cigarettes when working, claims new biography.
Kieślowski and Wajda are household names of Polish movie industry, acknowledged worldwide for their depiction of Poland’s political and social transformation.
Kieślowski, who would have been 77 today, won adulation abroad… but not necessarily at home.
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