Rafał Rola is one of our 30×30 exhibition artists, and in this series of showcases we aim to show and tell you a little more about the artist, their work and why they chose the film they will be creating work for.

The Last Emperor (1987)

Film Synopsis

This sweeping account of the life of Pu-Yi, the last emperor of China, follows the leader’s tumultuous reign. After being captured by the Red Army as a war criminal in 1950, Pu-Yi recalls his childhood from prison. He remembers his lavish youth in the Forbidden City, where he was afforded every luxury but unfortunately sheltered from the outside world and complex political situation surrounding him. As revolution sweeps through China, the world Pu-Yi knew is dramatically upended.

About the Artist

Rafał Rola is based in Poland. A Philosophy graduate, artist and the Poster Posse member, his art consists mainly of portraits full of organic textures, light and darkness; being present in diverse elements of composition.

Why did you choose that film?

The Last Emperor is the most important movie of 1987. I think that this film is not so known for many people. So this is opportunity to present this film again. I’m very glad for my choice because this film is artistically important.

Be sure to check out all of Rafał’s work, and we’ll be sure to share some teases of this Foreign classic real soon.

Rafał Rola

Follow Rafał on Facebook here

Follow Rafał on Twitter here

Follow Rafał on Instagram here