New Wajda film announced as Polish entry for Oscars

"Powidoki" dir. A. WajdaImage : Anna Włoch/Akson Studio

Andrzej Wajda’s Powidoki (Afterimage) has been chosen as Poland’s entry for this year’s foreign language Oscar.

According to movie portal, the movie is a biopic of Władysław Strzemiński, an avant-garde artists who battled Stalinist orthodoxy and his own physical impairments to advance his progressive ideas about art. The film had its world premiere at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival earlier this month.

“Andrzej Wajda has always had a unique take on his protagonists and their personal stories. By placing man in the spotlight, Wajda does not shirk from thoroughly analyzing his complex relationship with a world that often violently interferes in his life,” said a statement from the Polish selection committee.

Andrzej Wajda received an honorary Oscar in 2000. Powidoki is his ninth film submitted by Poland for Oscar consideration.

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