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Ashes and Diamonds (Popiół i diament)

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 7:00pm

Armer Theater (MZ100). Doors open at 6:45pm

Ashes and Diamonds poster

Andrzej Wajda Retrospective

Ashes and Diamonds (Popiół i diament)

(dir. Andrzej Wajda, 1958), 99 mins 

On the last day of World War II in a small town somewhere in Poland, Polish exiles of war and the occupying Soviet forces confront the beginning of a new day and a new Poland. In this incendiary environment we find Home Army soldier Maciek Chelmicki, who has been ordered to assassinate an incoming commissar. But a mistake stalls his progress and leads him to Krystyna, a beautiful barmaid who gives him a glimpse of what his life could be. Gorgeously photographed and brilliantly performed, Ashes and Diamonds masterfully interweaves the fate of a nation with that of one man, resulting in one of the most important Polish films of all time. [Criterion Collection]