Smarzowski's “Wołyń” is outstanding
"Hatred" ("Wołyń"), a film about the WWII Volhynia massacre, won the 2017 Eagle for the best Polish movie.
One would have thought that tributes to Andrzej Wajda, who passed away last year, would constitute the only Polish touch to the 89th Academy Awards ceremony. It turns out, however, that a Pole was one of the creators of "The Jungle Book", which received an Oscar for Best Visual Effects. The graphic designer Jacek Pilarski, from the Polish city of Zywiec, was responsible for the so-called matte painting, or creating the right background for complex computer animations. He talked to Poland.pl about his work.
Reviewers the world over are fascinated by "Scythe" – a board game whose action is set in the alternative world of 1920+. While praising the game’s plot, they especially emphasise its graphic design. Its creator is Polish artist Jakub Różalski. Tens of thousands of copies of the game have already been sold, and successive reprints are planned. Jakub Różalski told Poland.pl about where he draws his inspiration from, his fascinations and new projects.
Danuta Szaflarska, a legend of Polish theatre and cinema, died on Sunday, almost two weeks after celebrating her 102nd birthday.
A museum dedicated to the famous Polish writer Witold Gombrowicz is to be set up in France.