"Afterimage" in Hungarian Cinemas
Powidoki (Afterimage), a film directed by Andrzej Wajda and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute was released theatrically in Hungary on May 4, 2017.
Premiere in Cinemas in Hungary
Powidoki (Afterimage) by Andrzej Wajda was released theatrically in Hungary on May 4, 2017. Distribution is handled by Vertigo Media. The film’s title is Emlékképek.
The world premiere in Toronto
The film had its world premiere at the 41st Toronto Film Festival and a special screening at the 41st Gdynia Film Festival. Powidoki (Afterimage) was also screened in Rome, Palm Springs and at Festival do Rio in Brazil.
The last film by Andrzej Wajda
Powidoki (Afterimage) is the last film by Andrzej Wajda who has passed away on October 9, 2016 at the age of 90. The script was written by Andrzej Mularczyk, and the film was lensed by Paweł Edelman. Powidoki (Afterimage) was produced by Akson Studio, co-produced by the National Audiovisual Institute, Telewizja Polska and Fundacja Tumult, and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
Powidoki (Afterimage) follows the story of Władysław Strzemiński, an artist who battled socialist realism and suffered terrible consequences of his artistic choices. It is a film about how communist authorities destroyed a charismatic and rebellious individual.
The lead is played by Bogusław Linda, with supporting roles by Bronisława Zamachowska, Zofia Wichłacz and Krzysztof Pieczyński.
Powidoki (Afterimage) was be released theatrically in Poland on January 13, 2017. Distribution is handled by Akson Dystrybucja.