Pola Negri was the first European star to come to America; paving the way for Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich to follow. Yet, few people today know about this magnificent actress or the dramatic events of her life, including her engagements to Charlie Chaplin and Rudolph Valentino
In his first film project, Director Mariusz Kotowski, shares his knowledge and love of classic cinema to revive the life of a legend that might otherwise be lost in the silence of film. This enlightening documentary illuminates the life of an extraordinary actress and her significant impact on the beginning of film.
Includes interviews with HAYLEY MILLS (best known for her roles in classic Walt Disney pictures such as: “Pollyanna,” “That Darn Cat,” “The Parent Trap” and “The Moon-Spinners,” also starring Pola Negri), ELI WALLACH (Award-winning actor, appeared in “The Misfits” and “Mystic River” among many other great films), A.C. LYLES (renowned Hollywood producer, known for the films he produced for Paramount Pictures) and JEANINE BASINGER (film historian and trustee of the American Film Institute).
“Pola Negri: Life is a Dream in Cinema” is an eye-opening and inspiring documentary for anyone who truly loves film and how it came to be what it is today.
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