Ashes and Diamonds (1958)

Andrej Wajda has died.

What an incredible career he had. He made films under Stalinism, post Stalinist communism, under capitalism, in France and in Poland. He somehow managed to  reflect a deeply critical view of Polish communism while remaining largely in the socialist camp. A true giant of cinema, the John Ford of Eastern Europe. Ashes and Diamonds is his best known, and probably most representative film.

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