Saturday, November 23, 2013

‘Burning Bush’ is not about communism - Agnieszka Holland ,the Polish Film Director

The `noted Polish film director, Agnieszka Holland met the press here today at the 44th IFFI. Speaking about her latest work ‘Burning Bush’ she said the film is not about communism but shows grey sides of people’s choices.The Goa festival is presenting the six – film retrospective to acquaint the film enthusiasts with the content and craft of noted Polish film director, Agnieszka Holland. Her films underline decaying ideals, crisis of identities, human despair and a universal struggle to overcome maladies of the mankind. Her work traverses through the social and political landscape of Poland profiled by its most turbulent times – World War II, Solidarity Movement and the Communist regime. Ms Agnieszka Holland began her career under the guidance of master like Andrzej Wajda and Krzystoff Zanussi. She studied film-making at Prague’s Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU). Her films ‘Angry Harvest’ (1985) and ‘In Darkness’ (2010) earned nominations for the Academy Award for best Foreign Language Film. Her 1991 feature, ‘Europa, Europa’ won a Golden Globe for the Best Foreign Language Film. Her other best known films include ‘To Kill A Priest’ (1988), ‘The Secret Garden’ (1993) and ‘Burning Bush’ (2013). 

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