Ashes and Diamonds

Popiol i diament, 1958, 108 min.

Ashes and Diamond (1958)

Awards

1959
FIPRESCI Award at the IFF in Venice

1967
Recognition at the IFF in Addis Ababa

Production

Director Andrzej Wajda
Screenplay Jerzy Andrzejewsli, Andrzej Wajda
Cinematography Jerzy Wojcik
Music Jan Krenz
Art Direction Roman Mann

Cast

Maciek Chelmicki Zbigniew Cybulski
Krystyna Ewa Krzyzewska
Szczuka Waclaw Zastrzezynski
Andrzej Adam Pawlikowski
Drewnowski Bogumil Kobiela
Mrs. Stankiewicz Halina Kwiatkowska
Stefka Barbara Krafftowna

Story

In the closing days of WWII, a Polish resistance fighter assassinates the wrong man, tries to find love with the right women, and questions the meaning of struggle. A seminal Eastern European masterpiece that defined a generation of pre-solidarity Poles. The last installment of the trilogy that includes “A Generation” and “Canal“.