North American Tour Of ‘Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces Of Polish Cinema’

The launch of a North American tour of 21 film retrospective “Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema” has been announced by Milestone Films in partnership with The Film Foundation. It begins in New York at the Film Society of Lincoln Centre on February 5. The continental tour would hit around 30 cities in the U.S and Canada until 2015.

The films which hit theaters from 1957-1987 have undergone digital re-mastering and restoration. Scorsese chose the films from Poland’s most famous and visionary filmmakers.

“Many revelations are present in the ‘Masterpieces of Polish Cinema’. Irrespective of whether you would be familiar with some of these film, it is a one-time opportunity to discover the great power of Polish Cinema, on the big screen in digital masters”, Scorsese said.

Scorsese received a honorary doctoral degree from the Polish National Film, Theater and Television School in 2011. He met Jedrzek Sablinski and Grzegorz Molewski and came to know about the long list of Polish films that had been digitally restored. That was when the idea for North American tour was born. The complete list of films is:

“Eroica,” Andrzej Munk, 1957
“Ashes and Diamonds,” Andrzej Wajda, 1958
“The Last Day of Summer,” Tadeusz Konwicki, 1958
“Night Train,” Jerzy Kawalerowicz, 1959
“Black Cross,” Aleksander, Ford, 1960
“Innocent Sorcerers,” Andrzej Wajda,1960
“Mother Joan of the Angels,” Jerzy Kawalerowicz, 1960
“The Saragossa Manuscript,” Wojciech Jerzy Has, 1964
“Jump,” Tadeusz Konwicki, 1965
“Pharoah,” Jerzy Kawalerowicz, 1965
“The Illumination,” Krzysztof Zanussi,1972
“To Kill this Love,” Morgenstern,1972
“The Wedding,”Andrzej Wajda,1972
“The Hour-Glass Sanatorium,” Wojciech Jerzy Has, 1973
“The Promised Land,” Andrzej Wajda, 1974
“Camouflage,” Krzysztof Zanussi, 1976
“The Constant Factor,” Krzysztof Zanussi, 1980
“Blind Chance,” Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1981
“Man of Iron,” Andrzej Wajda,1981
“Austeria,” Jerzy Kawalerowicz, 1982
“A Short Film About Killing,” Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1987

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