Polish director honoured at Brussels film festival
PR dla Zagranicy
A film festival which opened in Brussels to pay tribute to late Polish film director Andrzej Wajda will screen 21 of his feature films and host panel debates and lectures on his work.
Director Andrzej Wajda on the set of the movie The Promised Land in 1974. Photo: Wikimedia Commons (Public Domain)
The event is organized by the Polish Institute in Brussels together with the city’s Free University (ULB) and the Royal Belgian Film Archive (CINEMATEK).
The director of the Polish Institute, Natalia Mosor, told the Polish Press Agency: “We hope that the review of Wajda’s films will attract the international community of Brussels and will be an opportunity to present Poland and its history and literature”.
The films to be screened during the festival, which lasts until 29 November, give a cross-section of Wajda’s work, from “Canal”, “Everything for Sale”, and “Man of Marble”, to “Katyń” and “Pan Tadeusz”.
October 9 marks the first anniversary of Wajda’s death, at the age of ninety. His honours included an Oscar for Lifetime Achievement and four Oscar nominations in the Best Foreign Language Film category. (mk/vb)