Scorsese Curates Showroom Season
Martin Scorsese will curate a collection of restored Polish films at the Showroom this summer.
Masterpieces of Polish Cinema will comprise 21 films personally selected by the acclaimed director as those that have most influenced his own work.
A long-standing admirer of Polish cinema, Scorsese’s list includes The Illumination, Blind Chance and Innocent Sorcerers, along with other works produced between the 1950s and 1980s.
Martin Scorsese is one of the world’s most acclaimed film directors, with eight Academy nominations for best director under his belt – the most of any living person. The auteur behind classics such as Taxi Driver and Goodfellas, he continues to work prolifically, producing modern classics such as The Wolf of Wall Street and Hugo.
Scorsese has a well-known commitment to preserving motion picture history, having created the Film Foundation in 1990 to catalogue landmark films and educate the public on the value of films to society. To date, the Foundation has preserved over 600 works.
Masterpieces of Polish Cinema will begin on the 6th July, with Ashes and Diamonds, set in the aftermath of the second world war, as a former resistance hero becomes an anti-Communist assassin.
More information is available on the Showroom’s website.