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Agnieszka Holland is a Actor, Director and Scriptwriter Polonaise born on 28 november 1948 at Warsaw (Pologne)

Agnieszka Holland

Agnieszka Holland
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Nationality Pologne
Birth 28 november 1948 (71 years) at Warsaw (Pologne)
Awards Medal for Merit to Culture

Agnieszka Holland (born November 28, 1948) is a Polish film and TV director and screenwriter. Best known for her political contributions to Polish cinema, Holland is one of Poland's most prominent filmmakers.

Biography

Elle est la fille du sociologue et journaliste Henryk Holland (ancien militant communiste polonais, d'origine juive) et de la journaliste Irena Rybczyńska , et la sœur de Magdalena Łazarkiewicz , également cinéaste.

Après une scolarité secondaire au Lycée Étienne Báthory de Varsovie , elle fait des études de cinéma à l'Académie du film de Prague (FAMU) de Prague. À son retour en Pologne, elle est notamment l'assistante de Krzysztof Zanussi et Andrzej Wajda.

Le premier film dont elle est l'auteure, Acteurs provinciaux (Aktorzy prowincjonalni ), remporte le prix de la critique au Festival de Cannes

Après la proclamation de l'État de siège, elle reste plusieurs années à l'étranger (France, Allemagne, puis États-Unis). Elle partage désormais sa vie entre la France, les États-Unis et la Pologne.

Elle a été mariée au metteur en scène d'origine slovaque Laco Adamík , rencontré durant ses études à Prague, dont elle a eu une fille, Katarzyna Adamik, qui est également réalisatrice. Elle a vécu longtemps en France.

En 2017, elle préside le jury du 41e Festival international du film de Hong Kong.

Best films

In Darkness (2011)
(Director)
Three Colors: Blue (1993)
(Author)
Danton (1983)
(Scriptwriter)
Angry Harvest (1985)
(Director)

Usually with

Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Agnieszka Holland (30 films)

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Actress

Interrogation, 1h58
Directed by Ryszard Bugajski
Origin Pologne
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Politique, Prison films, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Sexploitation films, Political films, Women in prison films
Actors Krystyna Janda, Adam Ferency, Janusz Gajos, Agnieszka Holland, Anna Romantowska, Bożena Dykiel
Roles Witkowska
Rating79% 3.9922553.9922553.9922553.9922553.992255
Tonia (Krystyna Janda) is a cabaret singer in post-World War II Poland towards the end of the life of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin. After she performs for soldiers, she is arrested without being told why, and placed in a political military prison to be interrogated. Over a course of some years, she is humiliated and tortured by prison officials into confessing to crimes she did not commit. After failing to sign a document detailing a false confession, she is taken to the prison shower block and locked into a small cage between the floors. The water is turned on and the room is slowly flooded. She is released at the last moment and told to sign the confession form again, which she continues to refuse to do. While in prison, she demands that she sees her husband. One day he visits the prison, but is told by the officials of her alleged infidelities prior to her arrest, and he tells her that he doesn't want to see her again. She unsuccessfully attempts suicide. She develops a romantic relationship with an officer, one of the interrogating prison officials, whom she tells of the absurdity of the system he believes in. She becomes pregnant by him and, like other female inmates, is forced to give up her child for adoption, before eventually being released and reunited with her child. The officer secures her release and her ability to reclaim their child and then commits suicide.
The Scar
The Scar (1976)
, 1h52
Directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski
Origin Pologne
Genres Drama
Actors Franciszek Pieczka, Mariusz Dmochowski, Jerzy Stuhr, Agnieszka Holland, Bohdan Ejmont, Tomasz Zygadło
Roles Secretary
Rating67% 3.395453.395453.395453.395453.39545
After discussions and dishonest negotiations, a decision is made as to where a large new chemical factory is to be built. Stefan Bednarz (Franciszek Pieczka), an honest Party man, is put in charge of the construction. Bednarz used to live in the small town where the factory is to be built, and his wife used to be a Party activist there. Although he has unpleasant memories of the town, Bednarz sets out to build a place where people will be able to live well and work well. His intentions and convictions, however, conflict with those of the townspeople who are mainly concerned with their short-term needs. Disillusioned, Bednarz gives up his position.
Illumination, 1h31
Directed by Krzysztof Zanussi
Origin Pologne
Genres Drama
Actors Agnieszka Holland
Rating71% 3.593043.593043.593043.593043.59304
Le parcours d'un jeune étudiant, Franciszek, qui choisit d'abord d'étudier la physique, puis, peu à peu, en proie au doute et confronté à la mort, abandonne ses certitudes tout en cherchant un sens à sa vie.

Director

Mr. Jones
Mr. Jones (2019)

Directed by Agnieszka Holland
Origin Pologne
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography, Historical
Actors James Norton, Vanessa Kirby, Peter Sarsgaard, Joseph Mawle, Fenella Woolgar, Julian Lewis Jones
Rating69% 3.4906353.4906353.4906353.4906353.490635
Gareth Jones est le journaliste gallois qui a été le premier à révéler le génocide par la famine en Ukraine perpétré en 1933 par l'URSS de Staline.
Spoor
Spoor (2017)

Directed by Agnieszka Holland
Origin Pologne
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Agnieszka Mandat, Wiktor Zborowski, Jakub Gierszał, Miroslav Krobot, Borys Szyc, Tomasz Kot
Rating63% 3.1531853.1531853.1531853.1531853.153185
Janina Duszejko est une femme à la retraite qui mène une vie isolée dans un village montagneux situé à la frontière entre la Pologne et la République tchèque. Passionnée d'astrologie, elle est une stricte végétarienne. Après la mort mystérieuse de son voisin braconnier, et d'autres morts étranges qui frappent son village, elle entame sa propre enquête.
Rosemary's Baby (miniseries), 4h
Directed by Agnieszka Holland
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Actors Zoe Saldana, Patrick J. Adams, Jason Isaacs, Carole Bouquet, Olivier Rabourdin, Christina Cole
Rating55% 2.755022.755022.755022.755022.75502
After suffering a miscarriage, Rosemary (Zoe Saldana) and Guy (Patrick J. Adams) Woodhouse leave New York City for Paris, hoping to make a fresh start. A series of serendipitous events lead them to befriend affluent couple Margaux (Carole Bouquet) and Roman Castevet (Jason Isaacs), who invite them to live in their prestigious apartment building. While Guy appreciates Roman's taking him under his wing, Rosemary is overwhelmed by the Castevets' interest in their lives. She finds evidence of the previous couple that lived in their apartment, and after going to Commissioner Fontaine (Olivier Rabourdin) with her suspicions, learns that the woman, Nena (Victoire Bélézy) committed suicide. Following a lead, Rosemary finds Nena's priest, who claims that the apartment building has a dark past, and one of its tenants is a Satanist billionaire named Steven Marcato who eats women's hearts. The priest hangs himself soon after, which prompts Fontaine to investigate.
In Darkness, 2h24
Directed by Agnieszka Holland
Origin Pologne
Genres Drama, War
Themes Politique, Films about religion, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Robert Więckiewicz, Benno Fürmann, Maria Schrader, Agnieszka Grochowska, Weronika Rosati, Kinga Preis
Rating72% 3.6485353.6485353.6485353.6485353.648535
In Darkness is a dramatization of a factual rescue of Jewish refugees during World War II in German-occupied Polish city Lwów (Lemberg in German, L'viv in Ukrainian). For over a year, a Polish Catholic sewer maintenance worker and burglar, Leopold Socha – along with his friend and coworker Szczepek Wróblewski – hid and cared for a group of hunted Polish Jews who had escaped the massacres and deportations during the liquidation of the Lwów Ghetto, at first helping them in exchange for daily payment, but then continuing to do so long after the Jews' money had run out and aiding them had become ever more dangerous.
Janosik: A True Story, 2h17
Directed by Agnieszka Holland, Katarzyna Adamik
Genres Drama, War, Romance
Actors Michał Żebrowski, Danuta Szaflarska, Jarosław Boberek, Joanna Kulig, Maja Ostaszewska, Táňa Pauhofová
Rating49% 2.4635052.4635052.4635052.4635052.463505
XVIII siècle. Janosik a passé sa jeunesse dans l'armée et il a été confronté à la violence, à la cruauté et à l'injustice. En rentrant chez lui, il rejoint une bande de brigands. Intrépide, charismatique et guerrier habile, il s'impose très vite comme leur chef. Volant les riches pour redistribuer aux plus démunis, magnanime, laissant la vie sauve à ses victimes, il devient rapidement très populaire dans la région. Mais son insolent succès réveille des haines et des jalousies : désormais, son existence est menacée....
Copying Beethoven, 1h44
Directed by Agnieszka Holland, Katarzyna Adamik
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about classical music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Ed Harris, Diane Kruger, Phyllida Law, Joe Anderson, Nicholas Jones, Matthew Goode
Rating67% 3.398293.398293.398293.398293.39829
It is set in 1824 as Beethoven (Ed Harris) is finishing his Ninth Symphony. He is plagued by deafness, loneliness and personal trauma. A fictional character, a new copyist, Anna Holtz (Diane Kruger) is engaged to help the composer finish preparing the score for the first performance. Anna is a young conservatory student and aspiring composer. Her understanding of his work is such that she corrects mistakes he has made, while her personality opens a door into his private world. Beethoven is initially skeptical, but slowly comes to trust Anna's assistance and eventually grows fond of her. By the time the piece is performed, her presence is a necessity and she helps him conduct the premiere from a spot hidden amongst the orchestra.
A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story, 1h29
Directed by Agnieszka Holland
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Jorge Daniel Pardo, Mercedes Ruehl, Leela Savasta, Avan Jogia, Lupe Ontiveros, Greyston Holt
Rating74% 3.7431753.7431753.7431753.7431753.743175
Dès son plus jeune âge, Eddie Araujo se sent profondément différente. Elle commence à mettre le maquillage de sa mère et à porter ses vêtements. À son adolescence, Eddie ne peut plus se cacher le fait qu'elle est différente, qu'elle se sent femme et non homme. Lorsqu'elle l'accepte enfin et avec le support de sa mère, Eddie devient Gwen et commence à vivre en tant que femme jusqu'à cette nuit tragique où tout bascule...
Julie Walking Home, 1h53
Directed by Agnieszka Holland
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Miranda Otto, William Fichtner, Lothaire Bluteau, Jerzy Nowak, Maciej Stuhr, Maria Seweryn
Rating65% 3.296813.296813.296813.296813.29681
Julie finds her husband Henry in bed with another woman when she returns home early from a trip with their twins, Nicholas and Nicole (who have an amazing bond, believe in magic and even have their own language). When she discovers that her son has lung cancer, Julie seeks help from a faith healer in Poland. A romantic relationship develops between Julie and Alexei (the healer). After Nicholas is cured, Alexei pays Julie a visit in Canada and they begin a relationship. Nicholas gets sick again and Alexei is unable to cure him. By choosing love, Alexei has lost his gift. Julie is pregnant (from Alexei) and she and her husband reunite, both resigned about the tragic fate of their son and trying to make the best out of the situation for their daughter's sake. In the twins' magical world, death is certainly not the end, we find out in the last scene.
Golden Dreams
Directed by Agnieszka Holland
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical
Actors Marc Neveldine, Whoopi Goldberg
Rating60% 3.009273.009273.009273.009273.00927
Guests enter the theater, a replica of the Bernard Maybeck façade of San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts, a famed Bay Area landmark constructed for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition.
The Third Miracle, 1h59
Directed by Agnieszka Holland
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about religion
Actors Ed Harris, Anne Heche, Barbara Sukowa, Caterina Scorsone, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Charles Haid
Rating65% 3.29713.29713.29713.29713.2971
In Bystrica, Slovakia in 1944, near the end of World War II, an Allied bombing raid causes a tiny girl to pray for deliverance.
Washington Square, 1h56
Directed by Agnieszka Holland
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Feminist films, Political films
Actors Jennifer Jason Leigh, Albert Finney, Ben Chaplin, Maggie Smith, Judith Ivey, Jennifer Garner
Rating66% 3.3493153.3493153.3493153.3493153.349315
A prologue introduces us to Dr. Austin Sloper (Albert Finney), a New York City doctor and resident of a large house on Washington Square whose wife dies in childbirth, leaving a daughter, Catherine (Jennifer Jason Leigh), to be raised by her father. As a child, Catherine is overweight, clumsy, and untalented; however, she is also a sweet, affectionate child. She adores her father and tries hard to please him, but he considers her a disappointment and treats her with ironic condescension. His thoughts are still much occupied with his beloved wife and with a promising son who died before Catherine was born, and he privately – but bitterly – resents his only surviving child for causing his wife's death.
Total Eclipse, 1h45
Directed by Agnieszka Holland
Origin Belgique
Genres Drama, Biography, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Poésie, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Leonardo DiCaprio, David Thewlis, Romane Bohringer, Dominique Blanc, James Thiérrée, Andrzej Seweryn
Rating65% 3.298723.298723.298723.298723.29872
The older Paul Verlaine meets Arthur Rimbaud's sister, Isabelle, in a café in Paris. Isabelle and her mother want Verlaine to hand over any copies he may still have of Rimbaud's poems so that they can burn them; they fear the lewdness of his writings. Verlaine reflects on the wild relationship he had had with Rimbaud, beginning when the teenaged Rimbaud had sent his poetry to Verlaine from his home in the provinces in 1871. Verlaine, instantly fascinated, impulsively invites him to his rich father-in-law's home in Paris, where he lives with his young, pregnant wife. The wild, eccentric Rimbaud displays no sense of manners or decency whatsoever, scandalising Verlaine's pretentious, bourgeois in-laws.