SPECIAL EVENT: Walesa. Man of Hope
Monday, December 9, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 9:15 PM (EST)
New York, NY
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
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.
Click on the photo to view the trailer.
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Polish Filmmakers NYC
Polish Filmmakers NYC is focused on introducing New York audiences to the newest and best Polish artists in film. Since 2012, the organization has hosted regular and special screenings, including the New York premiere of Andrej Wadja's Walesa: Man of Hope and its special series in November 2013 - Different Ages, Different Voices: Polish Women in Film.