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Agnieszka Smoczyńska, photo: Wojciech Olszanka/East News

Film director, the mind behind movies such as Aria Diva and The Lure.

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Stills from The Lure directed by Agnieszka Smoczyńska, photo: Kino Świat

The Lure filmmakers, Agnieszka Smoczyńska and Robert Bolesto, were awarded a Sundance Institute grant to create a David Bowie-inspired ‘science-fiction opera'. Deranged, their forthcoming post-industrial science-fiction musical, will be inspired by David Bowie’s 1995 album 1. Outside.

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Still from The Lure by Agnieszka Smoczyńska, photo: Kino Świat

Agnieszka Smoczyńska's debut feature The Lure has won three prizes during the 36th International Film Festival Fantasporto. The Polish musical received the awards for Grand Prix Best Movie, Best Direction and Best Special Effects.

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Michał Marczak's documentary and Agnieszka Smoczyńska's feature film were awarded at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.

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A still from The Lure directed by Agnieszka Smoczyńska, photo: Kino Świat

In her first-time weird, wild, 1980s-set musical horror film Agnieszka Smoczyńska creates a world saturated in color and Europop slickness that twists with absurdity and drips with blood. The Lure is a concealed feminist fable addressed to fans of Tarantino rather than Walt Disney.

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Selected stills from The Lure directed by Agnieszka Smoczyńska

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Paweł Pawlikowski with the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in the press room of the 87th Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, USA, February 22, 2015, photo: Lucy Nicholson / REUTERS / Forum

Culture.pl takes a look back at the best of 2015 when it came to film, visual arts, literature, theatre, music and design originating from Poland.

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Michalina Olszańska in The Lure by Agnieszka Smoczyńska, photo: promo materials

Two films directed by Poles will take part in World Cinema Dramatic Competition and World Cinema Documentary Competition at the Sundance Film Festival 2016. Among 65 films in the competitions there are the feature The Lure by Agnieszka Smoczyńska and the documentary All These Sleepless Nights by Michał Marczak.

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