Afterimage | Powidoki | 2016 | 98 min | Biography | Drama | History | Sunday, October 22 | 3PM
A story of Władysław Strzemiński, an avant-garde painter, who did not give in to socialist realism being ruthlessly enforced by Communist regime in the post-war Poland. The tragic consequences of a struggle for artistic freedom in the totalitarian system of power unfold at first slowly, but gradually lead a charismatic, defiant man into the abyss.
Afterimage becomes a multilayered, intellectual battle on a role of art and freedom of expression; a film – caution; a film about a man / an artist destroyed by the system; a film on how dangerous it is to fuse political power with a will to shape people’s consciousness.
Director: ANDRZEJ WAJDA
Screenplay: ANDRZEJ MULARCZYK
Cinematography: PAWEL EDELMAN
Music: ANDRZEJ PANUFNIK
Art Director: MAREK WARASZEWSKI
Producer: MICHAL KWIECINSKI
Wladyslaw Strzeminski: BOGUSLAW LINDA
Nika Strzeminska: BRONISLAWA ZAMACHOWSKA
Katarzyna Kobro: ALEKSANDRA JUSTA
Hania: ZOFIA WICHLACZ
Madejski: MARIUSZ BONASZEWSKI
Wlodzimierz Sokorski: SZYMON BOBROWSKI