"Man of Marble"
Directed by Andrzej Wajda
Thirteen years in the making, Wajda's film caused
packed houses to rise and sing the Polish national anthem when it finally premiered in
Poland in 1977. Denied entrance at Cannes by Polish authorities, it played
nonetheless at a commercial theatre there and won the International Critics Prize. Hailed as "a milestone in Polish cinema" by Variety, "Man of
Marble" is the story of a young filmmaker trying to reconstruct a truthful picture of
the Stalinist past, a past obscured by twenty years of shifting propaganda. Polish
with English subtitles.