"Andrzej Wajda - Known and Unknown" (Andrzej Wajda - Bekannt & Unbekannt) - the retrospective of the Polish Master and the celebrations of the 10th anniversary of the Wajda School begin in Berlin on 2 December.

The retrospective "Andrzej Wajda - Known and Unknown" will be feature as many as 28 movies of the Master. They will include : "Generation", "Everything for Sale", "Canal", "Korczak", "Samson", "Promised Land", "Katyn", "Hunting Flies", "Ashes", "Ashes and Diamonds", "Innocent Sorcerers", "Landscape After Battle", "Layer Cake", "The Maids of Wilko", "Man of Marble", "Man of Iron", "Without Anesthesia", "Lotna", "Wedding", "Birch Wood", "Love in Germany", "Holy Week", "Nastasya", "Revenge", "Pan Tadeusz", "Danton", "Sweet Rush" and "Rring With A Crowned Eagle". Apart from these we will also see the documentary by Marcel Łoziński entitled "The Katyn Forest", which was inspired by Andrzej Wajda. The detailed programme can be found here.

In this retrospective, the Berlin audiences will also have the opportunity to learn more about the activities of Wajda as co-founder (together with Wojciech Marczewski) of the film school in Warsaw which has been supporting new generations of filmmakers for the past 10 years. As part of the celebrations of the 10th anniversary of the Wajda School, we will have a chance to see a selection of the best feature films, documentaries, and short films that came from the School.

The guests of the retrospective will be actor Jerzy Radziwiłowicz and directors who are graduates of the Wajda School - Piotr Bernaś, Marcin Sauter and Thierry Paladino. The presence of Piotr Bernaś is also related to the nomination of his documentary "Paparazzi" to the European Film Academy Award. This year the awards ceremony will be held on December 3rd in Berlin.

Screenings for the 10th anniversary of the Wajda School:

December 4, at 8pm, Hackesche Höfe Cinema / guest Piotr Bernaś:
"Paparazzi", dir. Piotr Bernaś
"Take a Look", dir. Adam Palenta
"Little Bride", dir. Lesław Dobrucki
"The Inner Road", dir. Dorota Lamparska

December 5 at 7.30pm, Arsenal Kino / guest Piotr Bernaś:
"Paparazzi", dir. Piotr Bernaś

December 10, at 7.30pm, Arsenal Kino / guests Marcin Sauter, Thierry Paladino:
"Andrzej Wajda: Let's Shoot!", dir. Maciej Cuske, Thierry Paladino, Marcin Sauter, Piotr Stasik

"Behind the Fence", dir. Marcin Sauter
"Silence I", dir. Maciej Cuske, Robert Gliński, Edyta Wróblewska, Tomasz Wolski, Bartek Konopka, Marcin Bortkiewicz
"Gadjo", dir. Kryspin Pluta

December 11, at 6pm, Hackesche Höfe Cinema:
"Three For the Taking", dir. Bartek Konopka
"Glasgow", dir. Piotr Subbotko
"What's It Like to Be My Mother", dir. Norah McGettigan

December 11, at 8pm, Hackesche Höfe Cinema:
"At the Datcha", dir. Thierry Paladino
"North From Calabria", dir. Marcin Sauter

December 18, at 7pm, Arsenal Cinema:
"Three For the Taking", dir. Bartek Konopka

“Andrzej Wajda – Known & Unknown” is the project of the Polish Institute in Berlin under the auspices of the European Film Academy, in collaboration with the "Arsenal" Institute of Film and Video Arts (Institut für Film und Videokunst), the Wajda School Foundation and the Wajda Studio, the Zeughauskino cinema (at the German Historical Museum), the Hackesche Höfe cinema, the Film Museum in Potsdam, with the financial support of the Polish Film Institute, the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, the Foundation for Polish-German Cooperation and the National Film Archive

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more than a film school | more than a film studio

“From script to screen” – this was the main idea when Andrzej Wajda and Wojciech Marczewski founded the film school in 2001 in Warsaw, Poland. Since 2011 they have also started the production company - Wajda Stu­dio, which aims to support projects with strong artistic vision.

We offer a unique combination of production and edu­cation for film professionals at international level.

In our filmography we have more than 50 documenta­ries and short fictions, more than 200 students shorts. We have had screenings and awards at the festivals such as Berli­nale, San Sebastian, Karlovy Vary, Hot Docs, IDFA and DokLeipzig.

The Studio’s mission is to search for new talents among debutants. We are looking for author- driven feature, documentary and short film projects which bring up contemporary issues. We focus on development stage and support our directors with artistic supervision from the best Polish and European filmmakers.

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