Afterimage (film)

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Afterimage (film).jpg
Film poster
Directed byAndrzej Wajda
Produced byMichał Kwieciński
Written byAndrzej Mularczyk
StarringBogusław Linda
Music byAndrzej Panufnik
CinematographyPaweł Edelman
Edited byGrażyna Gradoń
Akson Studio
Distributed byAkson Studio
Release date
  • 10 September 2016 (2016-09-10) (TIFF)
  • 3 March 2017 (2017-03-03) (Poland)
Running time
98 minutes

Afterimage (Polish: Powidoki) is a 2016 Polish drama film directed by Andrzej Wajda.[1] It was screened in the Masters section at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.[2] It was selected as the Polish entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards but it was not nominated.[3][4] It was the Opening film at Indian Film Festival.[5] It is the final film by Wajda who died in October 2016.



The start of the film begins in 1948 with Strzemiński as an influential lecturer at the School of Visual Arts, Lodz. However he refuses to renounce abstract artdespite although new Stalinist regime demanded only Socialist Realist art. This results in him being stripped of his position at the school, his works (including hi famous, “Neo-Plastic Room” at the Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź were either withdrawn from public view or simply destroyed. Then the bureaucracy denied him his ability to make a living as a sign-painter, prevented him buying art supplies, and collecting food stamps.[6]

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  1. ^ "Major Polish Films Premiering at Toronto Film Festival". Cultural. 2 September 2016. Retrieved 2 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Afterimage". TIFF. 2 September 2016. Archived from the original on 6 September 2016. Retrieved 2 September 2016.
  3. ^ Mitchell, Robert (28 September 2016). "Poland Enters Andrzej Wajda's 'Afterimage' into Oscar Contention". Variety. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  4. ^ Holdsworth, Nick (28 September 2016). "Oscars: Poland Selects 'Afterimage' for Foreign-Language Category". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  5. ^ Service, Indo-Asian News (2 November 2016). "IFFI 2016: Andrzej Wajda's film Afterimage to open 47th International Film Festival of India". Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  6. ^ Harvey, Dennis (21 September 2016). "Film Review: 'Afterimage'". Variety. Variety Media, LLC. Retrieved 17 December 2018.

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