There are many filmmakers in Poland, but probably nobody as valued and respected as Andrzej Wajda. Recognized nationally and abroad, the Oscar-winning director also serves as a moral compass for his countrymen. Last year, he passed away at 90 years of age.
The best way to describe him is as a “singular artist” – and his films are great examples. Wajda has created many movies, but his final one, eerily entitled “Afterimage” is fitting tribute to his body of work.
The movie is a drama telling the story of a fellow Polish artist’s final years and death – Władysław Strzemiński (1893–1952).
Afterimage is a movie about what Wajda learned then about making art in Poland, as well as over the next six decades. It airs first in New York, then will screen in other cities.