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How was it possible for a single person to change the world so dramatically? It is as much a political as a psychological question. Legendary director Andrzej Wajda, intruding into a private, even intimate sphere of Lech Wałęsa – the Polish “Solidarity“ Trade Union’s leader - attempts to capture this incredible metamorphosis from a simple worker into a charismatic leader. Wałęsa’s controversial persona, fostering heated discussions to this very day, helped millions of people release suppressed dreams of freedom, setting the stage for the political transformation in Poland beyond anyone’s imagination at the time.
Presented by Akson Studio and Polish Film Institute, Walesa. Man of Hope has been selected as the Polish entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at at the 86th Academy Awards.
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Polish Filmmakers NYC
Polish Filmmakers NYC is devoted to bringing the best in Polish cinema past and present to New York City audiences. Since 2012, the organization has hosted regular and special screenings, including the New York premiere of Andrej Wadja's Walesa: Man of Hope and our annual Polish Women in Film series.
The 2014 Polish Women in Film Series: New Voices, Ancient Echoes will be held from November 7th to 9th at the Tribeca Film Center. It will kick off with an invitation-only opening night at the Museum of Modern Art on November 6th.