Walesa: Man of Hope

Walesa. Czlowiek z nadziei (Poland)

Synopsis:

1970, Gdansk. The communist authorities bloodily repress a workers’ protest. Among them Lech Walesa, an ordinary shipyard worker who tries to deal with daily problems with his wife Danuta. Refusing the rules, he soon start leading a revolution that will end up not only toppling a dictatorship in Poland, but also eating away at the crumbling edifice of the Soviet empire. 

Festivals
Venice 2013 (out of competition), Toronto 2013, Chicago 2013, Palm Springs 2014

Awards
Pasinetti Award (Special Mention) - Venice 2013, Silver Hugo Award for Best Actor (Robert Wieckiewicz) - Chicago 2013, Bridging the Borders Award - Palm Springs 2014

Directed by:
Andrzej Wajda
Cast:
Robert Wieckiewicz, Agnieszka Grochowska, Maria Rosaria Omaggio
Duration:
01h: 58m
Year:
2013
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