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Ranjan recommends Andrej Wajda's last film: After Image this week

When a popular avant-garde artist’s work is suddenly perceived as being variant with the dominant ideology, the state mercilessly clamps down on him by activating all its apparatuses to put him out of reckoning.

AFTER IMAGE (2016) is the last film by Polish filmmaker Andrzej Wajda that bears all the stamp of his mastery and socio-political concerns. Set in the 1950s when Poland was under communist regime, sucking up to the USSR, trying to promote a version of art that idealized (and falsified) human conditions in the name of ‘socialist realism’ – the film resonates so much with today’s times.


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