This was where angels feared to tread. But changes have been meteoric. If Praga was once a byword for abandonment and decay, today it has become a calling card for the very concept of urban regeneration.
Award-winning film director Roman Polanski has been expelled from Cesar, the French film academy, following a fierce controversy over his honorary membership of the organisation.
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.
A south-Polish couple who sheltered renowned Polish-Jewish-French film director Roman Polański from the Nazis during his World War Two childhood in Poland have been posthumously awarded Righteous Among the Nations medals by Israel's Yad Vashem Institute.
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.
Organized by the Warsaw-based Desa Unicum, the items which go on public display tomorrow (September 11th) were provided by Szpilman’s sons and even include the Omega pocket watch and Mont Blanc fountain pen he kept with him during the war.
Oscar-winning Polish-born film director Roman Polański received a Golden Boot statuette at the Friday closing gala of the 24th Cinergia European Cinema Forum in Łódź, central Poland. The statuette is awarded to "rebellious filmmakers going against fashion and trends".
Polish-born film director Roman Polański will be a guest at the closing of the 24th CINERGIA European cinema forum in Łódź, central Poland, the forum organisers have informed.
The controversial director’s An Officer and a Spy picked up both Silver Lion Grand Jury Prize as well as the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) prize at the awards ceremony on Saturday.
Roman Polanski's 'An Officer and a Spy' received the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) prize at the 76th Venice International Film Festival in Lido, Italy. Jan Komasa's film 'Corpus Christi' was given the Europa Cinemas Label award.