Lotna

1959, 85 min.

Lotna (1959)

Production

Director Andrzej Wajda, Janusz Morgenstern
Screenplay Wojciech Zukrowski, Andrzej Wajda, based on a short story by Wojciech Zukrowski
Cinematography Jerzy Lipman
Music Tadeusz Baird

Cast

Capt. Chodakiewicz Jerzy Pichelski
Lt. Wodnicki Adam Pawlikowski
Off. Cad. Jerzy Grabowski Jerzy Moes
Sgt. Mjr. Laton Mieczyslaw Loza
Ewa Bozena Kurowska
Priest Karol Rommel
also starringe Roman Polanski, Wieslaw Golas

Story

Andrzej Wajda, the son of a Polish cavalry officer killed in WWII by Soviets, made this film as a tribute to the heroic horsemen who faced off against German tanks. It follows the trajectory of an off-white horse which passes among various military officials until it breaks a leg and is shot.