9-18/10/2014

Walesa. Man of Hope - Wałęsa. Człowiek z nadziei

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Walesa. Man of Hope - Wałęsa. Człowiek z nadziei

director: Andrzej WajdaPoland  2013
120 Minutes , Polish Hebrew subtitles

Poland 2013

Dir.: Andrzej Wajda
Pro.: Michal Kwiecinski
Sc.: Janusz Glowacki
DP.: Pawel Edelman
Ed.: Grazyna Gradon, Milenia Fiedler
Festivals: Venice, Toronto
Cast: Robert Wieckiewicz, Agnieszka Grochowska, Zbigniew Zamachowski, Cezary Kosinski, Maria Rosaria Omaggio
Source: TVP SA, Warsaw

120 min., Polish, Hebrew and English subtitles

Legendary Polish filmmaker Andrzej Wajda tackles the story of another of his country’s legends - former dockworker, Solidarity founder, and eventual Polish president Lech Walesa - in this epic, decade-spanning biopic.
How was it possible that a single man influenced contemporary world so significantly? The film is an attempt to capture a phenomenon of metamorphosis of a common man into a charismatic leader. It is an attempt to see how a Gdansk shipyard electrician, Lech Walesa, fighting for workers' rights, awakened a hidden desire for freedom in millions of people, and how it led to the changes surpassing the then common imagination. Interlacing personal history of Lech Walesa - a leader of the Trade Union of the Gdansk shipyard - with the archival footage and the cult protest songs of the era, he paints a panorama of events that have given rise to opportunity of constructing a new political and social reality at the beginning of the 21st century world-wide.
Filmography (selection): Sweet Rush (2009), Katyn (2007), Korczak (1990), Danton (1983), Man of Iron (1981), Man of Marble (1977), Landscape After Battle (1970), Ashes and Diamonds (1958), Kanal (1957)

The 30th Haifa International Film Festival 9-18/10/2014