Walesa. Man of Hope

Wałęsa. Człowiek z nadziei, 2013, 110 min.

Walesa. Man of Hope (2013)

Awards

2014
Palm Springs International Film Festival
HP Bridging The Borders Award

2013
Chicago International Film Festival
Silver Hugo, Best Actor Award for Robert Wieckiewicz

Production

Director Andrzej Wajda
Screenplay Janusz Glowacki
Cinematography Pawel Edelman
Music Pawel Mykietyn
Art Direction Magdalena Dipont
Producer(s) Michal Kwiecinski

Cast

Lech Walesa Robert Wieckiewicz
Danuta Walesa Agnieszka Grochowska
Oriana Fallaci Maria Rosario Omaggio
Nawislak Zbigniew Zamachowicz
Majchrzak Cezary Kosinski
Klemens Gniech Miroslaw Baka
Priest Maciej Stuhr
Tadeusz Fiszbach Adam Woronowicz
Malinowski Arkadiusz Detmar

Story

The depiction of the life of Nobel Peace Prize winner and founder of Poland’s Solidarity movement, Lech Walesa, as events in the 1970s lead to a peaceful revolution.

This historical perspective, combined with a dynamic story of daily life in the Polish People’s Republic, should help comprehend the phenomenon of those transformations. The film is mainly addressed to young people, at the same time constituting a reminder of an outstanding filmmaker. Sometimes you must fight for freedom, sometimes you must defend it, there are, however, no circumstances which could excuse you from contemplating our freedom.