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The story of charismatic painter Wladyslaw Strzeminski, who opposed social realism and maintained his own artistic freedom in spite of political obstacles.

Director:

Andrzej Wajda

Writers:

Andrzej Wajda (idea), Andrzej Mularczyk (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Boguslaw Linda ... Wladyslaw Strzeminski
Bronislawa Zamachowska Bronislawa Zamachowska ... Nika Strzeminska
Zofia Wichlacz ... Hania
Krzysztof Pieczynski ... Julian Przybos
Mariusz Bonaszewski ... Madejski
Szymon Bobrowski ... Wlodzimierz Sokorski
Aleksander Fabisiak ... Rajner
Paulina Galazka ... Wasinska
Irena Melcer Irena Melcer ... Jadzia
Tomasz Chodorowski Tomasz Chodorowski ... Tomek
Filip Gurlacz Filip Gurlacz ... Konrad
Mateusz Rusin Mateusz Rusin ... Stefan
Mateusz Rzezniczak Mateusz Rzezniczak ... Mateusz
Tomasz Wlosok ... Roman
Adrian Zaremba ... Wojtek
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Storyline

The great Polish director Andrzej Wajda returns with this passionate biopic about avant-garde artist Wladyslaw Strzeminski (brilliantly played by Polish superstar Boguslaw Linda), who battled Stalinist orthodoxy and his own physical impairments to advance his progressive ideas about art.

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painter | communism | 50s | student | art | See All (34) »


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Country:

Poland

Language:

Polish

Release Date:

13 January 2017 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Afterimage See more »

Filming Locations:

Lódz, Lódzkie, Poland See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,832, 19 May 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$30,093, 23 June 2017
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The paintings featured as the works by Wladyslaw Strzeminski's students of the Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz, created by Jakub Stepien, follow i.a. the art of Artur Nacht-Samborski ("Leaves in a White Vase on a Table", c. 1970, National Museum in Warsaw) and Jan Cybis ("Still Life", 1971, National Museum in Warsaw). See more »

Quotes

Wladyslaw Strzeminski: They praise the ones who suck up. They're silent about the real artists.
Julian Przybos: I spoke about this with Milosz. He also believes that an artist who can't speak with a full voice should be silent. Artists can be killed in two ways: either by talking about them too much or not at all.
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Connections

References Rece do góry (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Piano Concerto
Written by Andrzej Panufnik
Performed by Narodowa Orkiestra Symfoniczna Polskiego Radia w Katowicach
Conducted by Piotr Komorowski
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A great Weida's movie
27 June 2018 | by besheratSee all my reviews

"Illusions "are the latest film by famous Polish director . An extraordinary film achievement that has rounded its imposing opus. The film deals with a topic that is current at all times, that is, how to remain consistent and how to confront the region of a totalitarian and captured state. We all know this well, because from this form we did not move even for inch. If you have not approved it, if you are not applauding, if you are not similar, if you have your own opinion, the state will endeavor to show you its power to bring you under the livelihood line, as director magnificently presented in this biographical film about Polish painter . Extremely strong frames that plasticize all the misery of human life. Film for each recommendation.


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