Special Tribute – Andrjez Wajda

A selection of the landmark films of the Polish genius who passed away this year at the age of 90

ASHES AND DIAMONDS

  • 1958
  • 103 mins
  • Black and White

DirectorAndrzej Wajda

LanguagePolish

CountryPoland

On the last day of World War II in a small town somewhere in Poland, Polish exiles of war and the occupying Soviet forces confront the beginning of a new day and a new Poland. In this incendiary envir..... Read more

KATYN

  • 2007
  • 118 mins
  • Colour

DirectorAndrzej Wajda

LanguagePolish/Russian/German

CountryPoland

In 1940, at the beginning of World War II, Soviet soldiers conduct a mass execution of captured Polish officers. With Hitler's forces rapidly advancing into Eastern Europe, a surviving Polish officer,..... Read more

MAN OF IRON

  • 1981
  • 153 min
  • Colour

DirectorAndrzej Wajda

LanguagePolish

CountryPoland

The historic moment of Solidarity is viewed through the person of Winkel, a weak-willed TV reporter sent to Gdansk to dig up dirt on the shipyard strikers, particularly on Maciek Tomczyk, an articulat..... Read more

THE MAIDS OF WILKO

  • 1979
  • 116 min
  • Colour

DirectorAndrzej Wajda

LanguageEnglish

CountryPoland/France

Wiktor, a veteran of World War I, finds himself sad and disaffected in the city after the death of a close friend. To reinvigorate himself, he decides to go to the country estate of his aunt and uncle..... Read more

THE PROMISED LAND

  • 1975
  • 179 min
  • Colour

DirectorAndrzej Wajda

LanguagePolish/German/ Yiddish/ Russian

CountryPoland

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