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Films & Schedules - WALESA: MAN OF HOPE


Mon, Feb 17, 2014
at 7:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Thu, Feb 20, 2014
at 8:30 PM (OMSI)
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DIRECTOR: Andrzej Wajda - POLAND

This remarkable historical epic, tracing Lech Walesa’s rise from simple shipyard electrician to leader of Poland’s Solidarity movement and Polish president, is the last part of venerable director Andrzej Wajda’s trilogy about how worker disillusionment with Communism helped to bring about the system’s demise. Centering on Walesa and his wife Danuta, the screenplay, built around a 1981 interview he gave to Italian journalist Oriana Fallaci, chronicles two decades of high stakes events while, in Wajda’s words “...making a movie about a people’s hero...a politician who came from the social lows and rose to his position purely and only thanks to his own will, his own strength, his own energy, his intelligence.” (127 mins.)

Filmography: Ashes and Diamonds (58), Landscape After Battle (70), Man of Marble (77), Man of Iron (81), Danton (83), The Revenge (02), Katyn (07).

In Polish and Italian with English subtitles.

Sponsored by the Consulate General of Poland, Los Angeles, and the Polish Library Association and the Polish Festival Nonprofit Organization, Portland.


Interests: Narrative Feature, History.

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