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Directed by Andrzej Wajda

Poland 2016 98 mins. In Polish

The final film of illustrious Polish filmmaker Andrzej Wajda (Kanal, Man of Iron), who died last year, charts the passionate life of avant-garde artist and teacher Władysław Strzemin´ski. Considered a peer of Kandinsky and a pioneer of the Polish Constructivist avant-garde of the 1920s and ’30s, Strzemin´ski clashed with an autocratic Stalinist system, endangering the lives of himself and his daughter. Like his subject, Wajda continues to masterfully depict how systems of power can dehumanize and destroy us. This year’s Polish submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.

Sponsored by Polish Library Building Association

Reviews: Screen Daily, Variety, Los Angeles Times


Filmography: Walesa: Man of Hope (2013), Katyn (2007), Danton (1983), Man of Iron (1981), Man of Marble (1977), Landscape After Battle (1970), Ashes and Diamonds (1958), Kanal (1957), A Generation (1955)