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Year of participation 2017
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Producer(s) Michał Kwieciński
Director(s) Andrzej Wajda
Script Andrzej Mularczyk
Director of Photography Paweł Edelman
Production designer Marek Warszewski
Music by Andrzej Panufnik
Sound Maria Chilarecka, Kacper Habisiak, Marcin Kasiński
Edit Grażyna Gradoń
Cast Boguslaw Linda, Aleksandra Justa, Bronislawa Zamachowska.
Production company(-ies) Akson Studio TVP - Telewizja Polska National Audiovisual Institute (NINA) PISF, Tumult Foundation
 

Synopsis

In post-war Poland, renowned painter Wladyslaw Strzemiński works as a professor at the National School of Fine Arts in Łódź. A great artist and co-creator of the theory of Unism, Strzemiński became famous before the Second World War. His students still treat him like the “messiah of modern painting”, but university authorities and the Ministry of Culture have a very different opinion. Unlike artists loyal to the doctrines of socialist realism and fulfilling Party tasks, Strzemiński does not compromise his art. He refuses to comply with Party regulations, and he is eventually expelled from the university and the artists’ union. But Strzemiński’s students continue to support him, visiting him for private lectures. They pen down his Theory of Vision and listen to his critique of their work. But jobless Strzemiński, impaired due to a missing arm and leg, soon falls into poverty and poor health as the Communist authorities remain persistent in their actions to ruin him.

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 Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Foundation
 
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