Man of Marble (Czlowiek z marmuru)
Location: Redstone Theater
Introduced by Annette Insdorf
Dir. Andrzej Wajda. 1976, 153 mins. DCP. In Polish with English subtitles. With Jerzy Radziwilowicz, Krystyna Janda. In 1976, a young filmmaker named Agnieszka persuades an important television editor to make a movie about Mateusz Birkut, a bricklayer and labor leader whose brilliant career ended suddenly and unexpectedly sometime around 1952. After negotiations, she finally gets a tape and necessary equipment. Private ‘investigation’ begins, aiming at determining the causes of the success and fall of Birkut. While learning the history of his dramatic life, Agnieszka finds out and discloses the bitter truth about the 1950s—the period of Stalinism in Poland.
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