The final film from the late Oscar®-winning Polish director Andrzej Wajda tells the passionate true story of an avant-garde artist who battled Communist orthodoxy and his own physical impairments to advance his progressive ideas about art. In post-war Poland, renowned painter Wladyslaw Strzemiński works as a professor at the National School of Fine Arts in Łódź. Strzemiński does not compromise his art and refuses to comply with Party regulations and is eventually expelled from the university and the artists’ union. While his loyal students continue to support him, the Communist authorities remain persistent in their actions to ruin him. Afterimage premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.
"Blazes with energy, passion, and controlled fury" - Toronto International Film Festival
"'Afterimage' adds a powerful final note to a stellar career" - The Economist