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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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Scene from the film The Last Family, dir. Jan P. Matuszyński, 2016, photo by Hubert Komerski/Aurum Film

Jan P. Matuszyński’s cinema début combines extreme pessimism with sharp humour. The story of the Beksiński family, told through the wonderful roles of Andrzej Seweryn, Aleksandra Konieczna, and Dawid Ogrodnik is a touching story about the inevitability of death and coping with it.

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Andrzej Seweryn in The Last Family film by Jan P. Matuszyński, photo: Hubert Komerski / press materials

Andrzej Seweryn has won the Best Actor Award at the 69th Locarno International Film Festival. Elsewhere, Anna Zamecka’s Communion has been awarded first prize in the Critics’ Week section of the competition.

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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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