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Sylwester Chęciński, 2003, photo: Tatiana Jachyra/Forum

Movie director born 21 May 1930 in Susiec, near Tomaszów Lubelski.

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Krzysztof Kieślowski, photo: Wojciech Druszcz / Reporter / East News

A selection of films by Krzysztof Kieślowki will be presented from 4th June to 7th August 2016 at the Danish Film Institute’s Cinematheque in Copenhagen.

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Still from The Battle With Satan directed by Konrad Szołajski, photo: HBO.

The documentary film by Konrad Szołajski is a shocking story about how the magical imagination determines Polish religiousness in the 21st century.

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Jacek Bromski, photo: Marta Dylewska/Reporter

Jacek Bromski is a film director, screenwriter, and producer. He was born in Wrocław in 1946.

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photo: Maciej Żórawiecki / Teatr im. Stefana Żeromskiego w Kielcach

In the Solitude of Cotton Fields, based on Bernard Marie-Koltès’s drama, is a combination of theatre, performance, and musical concert by Natural Born Chillers band playing live.

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Juliette Binoche in  Three Colours: Blue, directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski. photo: MK2/CED/FRANCE 3/East News

A 1993 film by Krzysztof Kieślowski. The main character, Julie, loses her husband and little daughter in a car accident...

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Łukasz Twarkowski in the rehearsal for Akropolis, 2013, photo: Piotr Guzik/Forum

Łukasz Twarkowski is an author of theatre plays, performances, installations and movies, and a member of an interdisciplinary Identity Problem Group collective whose aim so to combine visual and performative arts with literature, architecture and soundart. He’s a director at Polski Theater in Wrocław and National Stary Theater in Kraków.

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Still frame from Three Colours: White directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski. 1994. In the photograph: Zbigniew Zamachowski. Photo: Piotr Jaxa / Forum

The 1994 Three Colours: White is the second part of Kieślowski trilogy. The titular three colours allude to the motto of the French Revolution: liberty (blue), equality (white) and fraternity (red). It’s no coincidence that the only part of the trilogy taking place in Poland is devoted to the ideal of equality.

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Agnieszka Holland, fot. Marek Wiśniewski / Puls Biznesu / Forum

'I can bring something new to this story,' says Agnieszka Holland, who is to direct the 10th and 11th episodes of House of Card’s third season.

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Still from the rehearsal for Kronos,  2013, photo: Natalia Kabanow /Polski Teatre in  Wrocław

The long-awaited literary premiere of Kronos was for the first time staged at Polski Theatre in Wrocław by Witold Gombrowicz expert– Krzysztof Garbaczewski.

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Piotr Szulkin, photo: Krzysztof Zuczkowski / Forum

Having established himself as a director interested in humans as social beings, he is an artist who analyses ideas to the point of obsession, exploring such themes as the evil that influences an individual’s behavior in society - portrayed as a kind of imprisonment or incapacitation

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Krystyna Gryczełowska, fot. Jerzy Troszczyński / Filmoteka Narodowa / www.filmoteka.fn.org.pl

Screenwriter and documentary filmmaker, director, born in 1930, in Wilno, she passed away on the 3rd September 2009 in Łódź.

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Jerzy Hoffman, photo: East News

Film director. Born on March 15, 1932 in Kraków.

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Aleksander Bardini (as doctor Kazimierz Czerwiński) in the film "Dotknięci" / "Touched", dir. Wiesław Saniewski, Karol Irzykowski Film Studio, 1988, photo courtesy of Polfilm/East News

Theatre and film actor, director and educator. Born on November 17, 1913 in Łódź; died on July 30, 1995 in Warsaw. He is buried at the Old Powązki Cemetery...

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Paweł Borowski, photo: Bartek Kosiński/East News

Paweł Borowski is a painter and director of feature and animated films. He has a column in Gazeta Wyborcza, where he publishes comic strip film reviews.

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Kadr z filmu "Aktorzy prowincjonalni" w reż. Agnieszki Holland. Na zdjęciu: Tadeusz Huk., fot. Polfilm / East News

"Women's cinema" has not yet emerged as a trend in Poland; what can perhaps be viewed as a trend is more the cinema of women: individual director personalities whose output gives little basis for seeking any shared reference points, whether ideological, generation-related or stylistic.

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Kazimierz Dejmek, photo: Janusz Fila / Forum

Born on April 17, 1924, in the town of Kowlo. Polish actor and highly renowned theatre director. Died on December 31, 2002, in Warsaw.

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