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.
A doctor by training, Komeda invented modern jazz in Poland in the 50s, when the country was completely isolated from Western music, and was on the verge of international recognition with his compositions for Roman Polański’s early films.
Bolesławski’s early silent films included work with the immortal Laurel and Hardy and a contract with MGM saw him shoot movies with some of the greats of his day such as Greta Garbo, Marlena Dietrich and Clark Gable.
On a chilly, winter morning 52 years ago today, one of Poland’s biggest film icons jumped onto a speeding train, slipped and fell under its wheels. He was just 39.
Although born in Paris and considered a French artist, Topor’s ties to his Polish-Jewish heritage are unquestionable.
With both a glittering pre and post-war musical career, after surviving the war through a combination of luck, the bravery of pre-war friends and the unlikely intervention of a music-loving German officer, Szpilman was later accused of being a Gestapo agent.
Witold Sobociński, a cinematographer who worked with the renowned Polish film directors Roman Polański, Andrzej Wajda and Wojciech Jerzy Has, has died at the age of 89, the Łódź Film School announced on Monday.
From Polański to Wajda, TFN goes through the history of Polish film at the Oscars.
The 31-year-old will go from relative obscurity to starring alongside Hollywood A-listers Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Al Pacino in Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.