Neon in times of social reaslism

“Afterimage” is a 2016 Polish movie directed by Andrzej Wajda. Biopic of Polish avant-garde artist Wladyslaw Strzeminski, whose abstract style brought him into conflict with his country's authorities and their narrow-minded conception of what art should aspire to be, it is a movie about how the socialist government destroyed a charismatic, rebellious man. Wajda does not forget to recreate the neon signs which illuminated streets of Łodz in the times of social realism.

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