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)
  • Topics: (History: Russian, East European and Central Asian, Motion Pictures: Features, Slavic Languages and Literature)