Afterimage

Powidoki, 2016, 98 min.

Afterimage (2016)

Production

Director Andrzej Wajda
Screenplay Andrzej Mularczyk
Cinematography Pawel Edelman
Music Andrzej Panufiuk
Art Direction Marek Warszewski
Producer(s) Michal Kwiecinski

Cast

Wladyslaw Strzeminski Boguslaw Linda
Nika Strzeminska Bronislawa Zamachowska
Katarzyna Kobro Aleksandra Justa
Hania Zofia Wichlacz
Madejski Mariusz Bonaszewski
Wlodzimierz Sokorski Szymon Bobrowski

Story

This intimate biopic portrays the last period in the life of Polish artist Wladyslaw Strzeminski, a pioneer of the avant-garde during the 20’s and 30’s. Struggling with physical impairments, Strzeminski defies the communist regime’s efforts to make him conform to the orthodox style of Socialist Realism and suffers the dramatic consequences of his choices. Afterimage portrays how the communist regime destroyed this charismatic and defiant man.