Holland Interview
This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with Agnieszka Holland

Interviewed by: Robert Markowitz

Agnieszka Holland is a director and screenwriter of film and television who first gained recognition for her contributions to Polish New Wave Cinema.

Agnieszka Holland discusses leaving Poland to attend film school in Czechoslovakia after the death of her father, a well-known Polish dissident.

How being prohibited from working as Assistant Director on Andrzej Wajda's controversial Man of Marble ironically opened the door to directing her own films.

Agniesza Holland discusses conceptualizing the visual style of Europa Europa with her cinematographer and production designer, then shortening the film by 40 minutes enhanced the film's comic energy.