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Watch: Take A 3-Minute Journey With Martin Scorsese Through The Masterpieces Of Polish Cinema

by Kevin Jagernauth
January 31, 2014 1:48 PM
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While the movie world is filled with great raconteurs, and filmmakers with a rich knowledge of cinema history (even the unlikely John Landis, as you can find out right here), there are few who come with the breadth, depth and passion for film as Martin Scorsese. And even if you had no interest in Polish cinema, or weren't even aware there was Polish cinema, let Scorsese change your mind.

The Film Society of Lincoln Center has dropped a pretty nice three-minute trailer for its upcoming series, "Masterpieces of Polish Cinema," and have roped in Martin Scorsese, who is "presenting" the run of movies, to share with audiences why they should be checking out the films of Andrzej Wajda, Krzysztof Kieslowski, Krzysztof Zanussi and more. "This is a cinema of personal vision, very strong social commitment, and poetic responsibility from which we've all learned, and which sets a very, very high standard, that as a filmmaker, I strive to achieve with every film, every time out," Scorsese explains.

A nice overview of the series to come, even if you're not in New York City, you should note the list of programming and track 'em down on your own. And if you are in New York City, be sure to make the most of your chance to see these on the big screen. "Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema" runs from February 5-16.

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  • Simon Dark | February 1, 2014 4:34 AMReply

    If u intrested in polich cinema im highly recomended: The Saragossa Manuscript, dir Wojciech Jerzy Has, Ziemia Obiecana (Promised Land), dir Andrzej Wajda, Kanal, dir Andrzej Wajda, Zezowate Szczescie, dir Andrzej Munk, Dekalog I, V, VI, X dir Krzysztof Kieslowski, Amator, dir Krzysztof Kieslowski, Wodzirej, dir Feliks Falk

  • Simon Dark | February 1, 2014 4:28 AMReply

    :50 is Dekalog V: Short film About Killing

  • hart | January 31, 2014 9:18 PMReply

    What's the film at :50 and 1:16, with the strong yellow/green tint? A Short Film About Killing?

  • Phoenix | January 31, 2014 6:44 PMReply

    To the writer of this lazy piece: if all you're doing is playing a video by someone, at least add some value and include the names of the movies in text -- so some of us who are faster at skimming than watching a video can see what you added to the mix. Thanks.

  • Manni | January 31, 2014 4:15 PMReply

    To anyone interested: some of those are must-see's. I especially recommend: "Blind Chance", "Mother Joan of the Angels", but most of all - "Night Train" and "The Saragossa Manuscript". If you have a chance - look those up!

  • Alan | January 31, 2014 5:29 PM

    Thank you so much!

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