Chicago festival highlights evolving Polish cinema

November 8, 2011

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Agnieszka Holland's latest film will represent Poland in next year's Oscar race for Best Foreign Language Film.

Last weekend, the 23rd annual Polish Film Festival of America kicked off in Chicago with the premiere of In Darkness, the new film by Agnieszka Holland. Considered a leading figure in Poland's New Wave, Agnieszka's films include Europa Europa and The Secret Garden.

Holland came to Chicago for the debut of In Darkness. Worldview film contributor Milos Stehlik sat down with her to discuss the importance of the festival and Polish film.


The Polish Film Festival, the largest festival of its kind outside of Poland, runs in Chicago and the surrounding area through November 20.