Andrzej Wajda plans new film
February 26, 2014
Andrzej Wajda, one of Poland’s finest film makers, is seeking financial backing for a new movie about Władysław Strzemiński, an avant-garde painter blacklisted by Poland’s post war communist regime.
“He was one of the most wronged artists from the times of Socialist Realism,” Wajda said. “I don't have much time left, and I feel that there are still several films that I should make.” Wajda, now 87, is meeting this week with Hanna Zdanowska, mayor of Łódż, Central Poland, to discuss possible funding for the film.
Strzemiński, who co-founded an art school in Lodz that went on to become today's Academy of Fine Arts, was fired from his position as teacher and died in poverty after refusing to conform to the doctrines of Socialist Realism.
Marcin Masłowski, spokesman for Łódż town hall, said that the city will be pleased to co-finance the project once the script has been completed.