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Fantasia will give the award to Mr Żuławski at a special screening of Szamanka (1996) on the night of July 25. We will also be screening L'Amour Braque as a special co-presentation with the Cinémathèque québécoise.
Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies will co-present a rare exhibition of the work of Barbara "Basia" Baranowska—best known in North America for her poster for Żuławski's Possession—the unsung hero of Polish poster art. To kick off the BASHA exhibition, leading scholar of Eastern European cult cinema Daniel Bird will give a talk on the history, styles and influence of the Polish Poster School, including rare clips and stills. By way of introduction, The Horse Hospital offers a write-up on Baranowska.
In addition, Mr Żuławski will be participating in Fantasia's Frontières International Co-Production Market (profiled at IndieWire) with a new project, Dark Matter, to be produced by Marcin Wierzchosławski.