Ashes and Diamonds* (Popiol I Diament)
- 1958 ----- b & w ----- 105 min ----- vhs
(Directed by Andrzej Wajda; with Zbigniew Cybulski, Eva Krzyzewska) One of the clearest portrayals of a communist society ever made. It bares the conflict of idealism and instinct in a young resistance fighter who assassinates the wrong man at the end of World War II. Wajda's exacting style initiated a Polish film renaissance and testified to the destructiveness of political fanaticism.
(In Polish with English subtitles)
(Restricted to classroom use only)
- Topics: (History: Russian, East European and Central Asian, Motion Pictures: Features, Slavic Languages and Literature)