Imitation of Life

A journal about film, music, literature and any other form of imitation of life. Seeing through a glass darkly…

Jerzy Skolimowski at Cinematek

When Jerzy Skolimowski presented his film Four Nights With Anna in the Directors’ Fortnight section of the Cannes Film Festival in 2008 to general critical acclaim, 17 years had elapsed since the biggest fiasco in his career, the film adaptation of Gombrowicz’s masterpiece Ferdydurke, which Truffaut famously called “un grand film malade”.

Born in Lódz (Poland) in 1938, Skolimowski attended the prestigious film school of his hometown with the likes of Roman Polanski, whose first film A Knive in the Water he scripted. Read the rest of this entry »

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