Magazine article Variety

Film Pioneer Turns Lens on Local History

Magazine article Variety

Film Pioneer Turns Lens on Local History

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Polish filmmaker Andrzej Wajda's latest film, "Afterimage," is a passionate biopic about avant-garde artist Wladyslaw Strzeminski, a double amputee who battled againstStalinist orthodoxy and his own physical impairments. It world premieres at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival. Variety spoke with the 90-year-old director about his legacy and how he stays relevant.

What is your influence, and the influence of your generation of Polish filmmakers, on the younger generation of Polish filmmakers?

Probably not a big influence, except for the most important thing: young people know that, thanks to us, Polish cinema exists in the world, and so that is their point of reference, not only local critics or film authorities.

How does the filmmaking of the younger generation of Polish filmmakers differ from your generation?

They make films about themselves, that is their subject. …

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