|5317||ASHES AND DIAMONDS* (POPIOL I DIAMENT)||ASHES AND DIAMONDS* (POPIOL I DIAMENT)||1958||b & w||105 min||vhs|| (Directed by Andrzej Wajda; with Zbigniew Cybulski, Eva Krzyzewska) One of the clearest portrayals of a communist society ever made. It bares the conflict of idealism and instinct in a young resistance fighter who assassinates the wrong man at the end of World War II. Wajda's exacting style initiated a Polish film renaissance and testified to the destructiveness of political fanaticism.
(In Polish with English subtitles)
(Restricted to classroom use only)