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Afterimage (Powidoki) (2017)

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Critic Consensus: Afterimage's punishing narrative pays dividends through Andrzej Wajda's still-formidable control and a message that, while certainly grim, is undeniably worthy.

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The hero of the movie "Afterimages" Władysław Strzemiński, an artist who did not give up and socialist realism experienced dramatic effects of their artistic choices. It is a film about how the socialist government destroyed the charismatic, rebellious man.

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Boguslaw Linda
as W?adys?aw Strzemi?ski
Szymon Bobrowski
as W?odzimierz Sokorski
Krzysztof Pieczynski
as Julian Przybo?
Bronislawa Zamachowska
as Nika Strzemi?ska
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Deliberately paced, bleak and a touch repetitive, Afterimages is a swan song from one of the greats, who, much like his subject, leaves viewers with a treatise on how to look at the world.

June 15, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Wajda brings such a controlled fervor to this portrait because it's clear that, like Strzeminski, he identifies as a dissident in dangerous times.

May 26, 2017 | Rating: A | Full Review…

"Afterimage" feels vividly connected to the Polish auteur's beginnings, yet also acts as the kind of haunting close that sums up a life.

May 25, 2017 | Full Review…

Afterimage is mounted in a classical, beautifully understated style that throughout conveys the assurance of a true master.

May 19, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

This is an angry, vivid, passionate film.

May 17, 2017 | Full Review…

Afterimage suffers from a clunky script and an overdetermined formal palette.

May 17, 2017 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

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