Skip to comments.Wajda’s Katyn Poland’s Oscar candidate (see picture gallery)
Posted on 09/23/2007 11:35:01 AM PDT by lizol
Wajdas Katyn Polands Oscar candidate
Sunday, September 23. 2007
Katyn, the latest film by veteran Polish movie maker Andrzej Wajda, will be Polands candidate for Best Foreign Film in next years Academy Awards. Katyn which had its premier last week in Warsaw tells the story of the massacre by over 20,000 Polish officers by the Soviet NKVD in 1940.
Some of Wajdas family were murdered during the massacre.
Wajdas latest movie was among 16 Polish films which a special committee had to chose from to send to the Academy in Los Angles for consideration for nomination in the Best Foreign Film category.
In 2000 Wajda was presented with an honorary Oscar for his numerous contributions to cinema.
His epic about the Solidarity strikes, Man of Iron, won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1981. Three of Wajda's worksThe Promised Land, The Maids of Wilko, and Man of Ironhave been nominated for an Academy Award for best foreign-language film.
But I’m sure very soon there will be some version with English subtitles.
Looks like my ex, a Pollock, she had blue eyes though.
You married a fish? Maybe that's why it didn't work out. ;)
The only problem with Pols/Lits is that they all end up looking like Bapchi.
As you know, unlike the armies of most countries, the Polish officer corps in World War II was composed of the leading men of Polish society - judges, intellectuals, professors, political leaders and the like. This has always been a tradition of the Poles.
By murdering these men, Stalin and his minions were setting up the remaining Poles for total enslavement, in perpetuity.
Fortunately, the Poles being the Poles, eventually, a Man of Iron would come along, and upset the Soviet applecart in Poland...
Touching, thanks. Will it be available with English subtitles?
No anachronism - this scene takes place in 1945 and Roosevelt had been sending hundreds of thousands of jeeps to Russia through the Lend-Lease program since 1941...
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