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WAJDA (1926-2016) In collaboration with MIFF "From the Vault" A GENERATION

  • 02 Mar 2017
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, South Beach
  • 58


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THU, MAR 02, 7p:

In collaboration with MIFF

“From the Vault”

WAJDA! (1926-2016)


Directed by ANDRZEJ WAJDA/Poland/1955/1hr, 23mins.

With Tadeusz Lomnicki, Ursula Modrzynska, 

Tadeusz Janczar, Roman Polanski

A GENERATION Polish Poster, 1955

“Andrzej Wajda’s first feature film, A Generation, made in 1954, marks the beginning of the Polish School, the paradigm of Polish cinema that arose from the political and cultural thaw of the mid-1950s. It is also the first chapter in what has come to be known as the director’s “war trilogy,” a series of films—continuing with Kanal and Ashes and Diamonds—tracing the history of Poland during World War Two. These films stand together as sharing not just a historical subject but a historical moment of creation, between 1954 and 1958—a volatile time when the nation was struggling to shed the legacy of Stalinist oppression. They also have in common a visual style and thematic preoccupations unique to this period of Wajda’s work, shot expressionistically in black-and-white and heavy with symbolism rooted in Polish Romanticism.”-Ewa Mazierska, Criterion



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