• Faithful to my Homeland, the Republic of Poland



  • 16 January 2019

    Andrzej Wajda movies focusing on the history of Poland are the main theme of a retrospective organized by Danish Film Institute.

    Andrzej Wajda was a legend of Polish cinema and one of the most internationally renowned and awarded Polish directors, winner of the Palme d’ Or at Cannes Festival and of the honorary Oscar for Lifetime Achievement. His films are regarded masterpieces of Polish cinematography. The history of Poland occupied a special place in his work. For the Polish audience he was a chronicler of history crucial moments, showing us how we, as a nation, are entangled in them. For the foreign viewers he was often the one who could translate Polish sensibilities into a common language of cinema.


    The best of his historical films are the focus of the retrospective organized by the Danish Film Instutite. The programme includes among others films like “Canal”, “Landscape After the Battle”, “The Promised Land”, “Katyń”, “Man of Marble” and “Man of Iron”. It is complemented with two documentary films: “Demons years later” telling the story of a theatre play “Demons” (based on the book by. F. Dostoyevsky) directed by Wajda in Stary Theatre in Cracow and “Wróblewski according to Wajda”, which is a story about painter Andrzej Wróblewski, a friend of Wajda, told by Wajda himself. Four of the screenings will include an introduction by film experts Łukasz Jasina (“Canal” and “Generation”) and Grzegorz Skorupski (both documentary films).


    Films screening with an introduction:

    “Canal”, 18th January 18:30

    “Generation”, 19th January, 16:45

    “Demons years later”, “Wróblewski according to Wajda”, 20th January 16:00


    Tickets to all screening are on sale at Cinemateket.


    The retrospective is part of the celebrations of 100th Anniversary of Poland Regaining Independence and also the first event in a series marking the 100th anniversary of the Polish Danish diplomatic relations.

    It is organized in cooperation with the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, it will run until 25th of February. The full programme can be found on the Danish Film Institute website.

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