Scorsese, one of the most recognised, respected and influential filmmakers
in the world, has personally selected 24
films from the history of Polish cinema that he considers to have been an inspiration and an
influence on him.
All of these films are showing as part of Eye Openers - see them for just £5 with the Now Then app!
This series of films - which includes titles by Andrzej Wajda,Wojciech J Has,
Krzysztof Zanussi, Krzysztof Kieślowski, Tadeusz Konwicki and Jerzy Kawalerowicz
- represents the largest presentation of restored Polish cinema ever to
have been undertaken: a year-long tour of the US and Canada across some 30 sites
has just completed, having been launched at the Lincoln Centre in New York in
This is a very special and unique opportunity to see these films, fully restored and often showing for the first time in the UK. We are delighted to bring them to the Showroom.
Scorsese himself says;
'In 2011, I had the opportunity to
visit the Polish National Film School in Łódź, Poland, at the invitation of the
great director, Andrzej Wajda. It was a trip I had wanted to make for years as
I had long been drawn to the school and to Polish cinema from the time I was a
film student at NYU, studying under my teacher and mentor, Haig Manoogian. It was
at NYU – a school modelled after the legendary film program at Łódź- that I
learned not just how films are made, but why.
The school nurtured in me an
unshakable belief in artistic expression grounded in Italian Neo-realism, the
French New Wave, the surreptitious poetry of the old Hollywood masters, and
Polish cinema: the great, sweeping, humanistic, intimate and profound movies
that were an integral part of what, looking back, seems more and more like a
golden age of international cinema.'
Watch a trailer for the season here
To celebrate the season of classic Polish cinema, we will be selling Tyskie, a classic Polish beer for £3.75 from July 8 and throughout August and September.
Please note: Martin Scorsese’s
Masterpieces of Polish Cinema can be enjoyed with no adverts or trailers
before the film. Please arrive before the advertised start time to avoid
missing any of the film