Watching Wajda

The former head of the Polish Film Institute gave me a stunning boxed set of the works of Andrzej Wajda two years ago at the Locarno Film Festival, and I am finally watching them. Most know Wajda is a ...

Montclair Review: ‘Afterimage’ is a Haunting Historical Drama from a Late Master

Early in Afterimage avant garde artist Władysław Strzemiński sits huddled in a cramped apartment painting. When his only light source is blocked by the red of a multi-floor Stalin banner unspooled ...

In memoriam: the film stars and directors we lost in 2016

In memoriam: the film stars and directors we lost in 2016 We pay tribute to the film stars and directors from around the world who sadly passed away in 2016.Hector BabencoArgentine-born Brazilian director Hector Babenco died on July 13 at 70-years-old.He ...

Newswire: R.I.P. Andrzej Wajda, groundbreaking Polish film director

Andrzej Wajda, the director who brought Polish film to global attention in the 1950s, has died. A seminal figure in the cinema of the former Eastern Bloc, Wajda tackled his country’s past, present, ...

Andrzej Wajda obituary

Polish film director whose own experiences inspired his acclaimed 1950s war trilogy A Generation, Kanał and Ashes and Diamonds Polish cinema burst upon the world in the 1950s with Andrzej Wajda’s war ...

Polish master Andrzej Wajda dies aged 90

Polish master Andrzej Wajda dies aged 90 Revered director of Katyn and The Promised Land passed away on Sunday. Polish cinema - and the international film community at large – are mourning the passing yesterday (Oct 9) of the Polish ...

Foreign Watch: Two Oscar Favorites Join the Fray

We've been faithfully updating the Oscar charts daily to reflect the submissions in one of our favorite categories. We'd call it our favorite but then how would Cinematography, Production Design, both ...

United States of Love | 2016 Berlin Intl. Film Festival Review

Certain Women: Wasilewski Explores Enlightenment and Despair It was 1990, and the climate was changing. Or so begins Polish director Tomas Wasilewski’s third feature, United States of Love, which ...

Kosslick talks Berlinale challenges

Kosslick talks Berlinale challenges Exclusive: The return of the Zoo-Palast cinema to the Berlinale’s roster of screening venues is “the greatest challenge facing us this year,” according to festival director Dieter Kosslick. Kosslick ...

Glaring Omissions from Academy's List of Semi-Finalists for the 2014 Foreign Film Academy Award

Best Foreign Language Film Oscar 2014: ‘The Past,’ Berlin winner ‘Child’s Pose,’ Andrzej Wajda among notable omissions (photo: Asghar Farhadi’s ‘The Past,’ with Bérénice Bejo) (See previous post: ...

Catch A Glimpse Of One Man's Heroic True Story In The First Trailer For Jack Strong

Wladyslaw Pasikowski (Psy, Psy 2, screenwriter for Katyn) is undoubtedly one of the most interesting Polish directors working today. This year he shocked the world with a downright controversial ...

49th Chicago International Film Festival Includes ’12 Years a Slave’, World Premiere of Michael Shannon’s ‘The Harvest’, and More

With award season coming fast around the corner, the Chicago International Film Festival has recently revealed their full lineup, which includes a very enticing mix of well-known and new talents. With ...

Film News: 2013 Chicago International Film Festival Schedule Announced

Chicago – The Chicago International Film Festival revealed their schedule for the 2013 incarnation, which runs from Oct. 10-24, 2013, and it’s their most impressive in years, including new works by ...

Wajda to receive Venice Persol award

Wajda to receive Venice Persol award His new film Walesa. Man of Hope premieres in Venice. Venice will present the 2013 Persol prize to Polish director Andrzej Wajda. The award will be presented on Sept 5, before the out of competition ...

Blu-ray, DVD Release: Korczak

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Aug. 14, 2012 Price: DVD $29.95, Blu-ray $34.95 Studio: Kino Lorber Henryk Goldszmit is Polish icon Korczak. Academy Award winning Polish filmmaker Andrzej Wajda ...

Andrzej Wajda film will shine new light on Lech Walesa

Oscar-winning Polish film-maker says he will tell the story of how an uneducated worker triggered the collapse of communism Poland has had a complicated relationship with Lech Walesa. The love-hate ...

The 50 Oldest Living Oscar Nominees

Happy birthday to Best Actress winner Joan Fontaine (Suspicion, 1941), also known as the second Mrs. DeWinter. She turns 93 years young today. What on earth was she thinking about when she won the ...

Top Ten: Oscar's Favorite Foreign Filmmakers

tuesday top ten returns! It's for the list-maker in me and the list-lover in you The Cannes film festival wrapped this weekend (previous posts) and the most recent Oscar winner for Best Foreign ...

Wimbledon Film Club Thursday Movie

Cancel your plans for Thursday night, if you live anywhere near Wimbledon that is, because Wimbledon Film Club are showing the award-winning and Oscar-nominated movie “Katyn” to commemorate Holocaust ...

Fipresci: the unsung champions of the cinema scene

Those compiling their best of the year lists would do well to consult the roll-call of gong-winners handed out by an august band of international critics Any perspicacious film festival-goer or ...

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