|Landscape After Battle|
Ashes and Diamonds (Popi-l i diament)
Andrzej Wajda, 103 mins, Poland, 1959, 35mm, B&W, Polish with English subtitles. Courtesy: Filmoteka Narodowa
Controversial upon its original release, this film about the Polish Resistance in World War II remains a historical marker. Often regarded as Wajda's masterpiece, it features stakly brilliant cinematography and an indelible central perfromance.
Landscape After Battle (Krajobraz po bitwie)
Andrzej Wajda, 101 mins, Poland, 1970, 35mm, Polish with English subtitles. Courtesy Filmoteka Narodowa
After Poland's liberation in 1945, two concentration camp survivors meet and fall in love, their relationship unravelling across the landscape of a society coming to terms with its freedom.
A haunting tale of youthful passion, challenged by the bitter ironies of war and its aftermath.