Director in Focus: Agnieszka Holland
One of the world’s most critically acclaimed and commercially successful women behind a camera, multiple Oscar-nominee Agnieszka Holland is also one of the most eclectic filmmakers working today. Initially an assistant to her mentor, Andrzej Wajda, in her Polish homeland (including her uncredited work on Man of Marble), she left following the 1981 declaration of martial law and has since made films in Germany, France, the UK and Hollywood, as well as directing numerous episodes of prestige American TV such as The Wire, Treme and House of Cards. Her TV work also includes the three-part Czech mini-series Burning Bush.
To honour the release of her latest film, Mr. Jones, this retrospective takes in the films linked above; her three earliest features – Provincial Actors, Fever and A Woman Alone; one of her most celebrated films, the Golden Globe-winning Europa Europa; and her Oscar-nominated works In Darkness and Angry Harvest.