Protesters mass in the streets of Poland’s Baltic port city of Gdansk, hurling Molotov cocktails at security forces as a tank advances — and the cameras roll.
Looking on is celebrated Polish director Andrzej Wajda, 85, whose latest film is a biopic about Lech Walesa, the communist-era Solidarity opposition leader who left an indelible mark on world history by helping bring down the Iron Curtain. Continue reading
Oscar-winning Polish film-maker says he will tell the story of how an uneducated worker triggered the collapse of communism
PolandÂ has had a complicated relationship with Lech Walesa. The love-hate of past years, however, is danger of fading into indifference and neglect. Poles are often surprised when foreigners ask after him, as if he is a half-forgotten uncle. Continue reading
Wieckiewicz most recently stared inÂ Agnieszka Hollandâ€™sÂ In Darkness, in which he plays a Polish sewer worker who saves a group of Jews from the Nazis. The film, which premiered in Telluride and Toronto, is Polandâ€™s official entry for the 2012 foreign language Oscars. Sony Pictures Classics has picked upÂ In Darknessfor release stateside. Continue reading