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2013 Oscar Selection, Poland
WALESA. MAN OF HOPE
[Wałe˛sa. Człowiek z nadziei]
Opening Night: Thu, Dec 5, 7:15 (also showing Sat,
Dec 7, 1:00)
Andrzej Wajda (KATYN, ASHES AND DIAMONDS) brings
the story of Lech Walesa and the Solidarity movement to the
big screen. Robert Wieckiewicz (IN DARKNESS) is magnetic
as Walesa, while Agnieszka Grochowska shines as his loyal
wife, Danuta. The sharp screenplay by Janusz Glowacki
hinges on Walesa’s landmark 1981 interview, just months
before Poland declared martial law, with Italian journalist
Oriana Fallaci (Maria Rosaria Omaggio), recounting in
flashback the previous decade-and-a-half of activism; Walesa
would be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1983. Official
Selection, 2013 Venice, Toronto, London, Warsaw Film
DIR Andrzej Wajda; SCR Janusz Glowacki; PROD Michal Kwiecinski. Poland,
2013, color, 128 min. In Polish and Italian with English subtitles. NOT RATED
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