Masterpieces of Polish Cinema: "Ashes and Diamonds" (1958)
Thu, September 4, 2014 • 7:30 PM • Marchesa Theater (6226 Middle Fiskville Rd)
We at CREEES are proud to announce the first film in the Austin Film Society's "Masterpieces of Polish Cinema" series. Each of these films was selected by Martin Scorsese, who said of these films that "there are many revelations in the ‘Masterpieces of Polish Cinema’ series, and whether you’re familiar with some of these films or not, it’s an incredible opportunity to discover for yourself the great power of Polish cinema, on the big screen in brilliantly restored digital masters."
In Andrzej Wajda's "Ashes and Diamonds," as World War II is ending with the Nazi occupiers in retreat, there is a momentary hope for true freedom for the Polish people, but the savior occupiers – the Soviet military – have plans for a new enslavement. Noble, bourgeois, and worker's partisan groups lived in peace with another during the German occupation, but on the first day of freedom they start to fight each other. Interwoven into these fights is a most tender love story.
Admission is free for AFS Love and Premiere members, $5 for students with valid ID and AFS Make and Watch members, and $8 for all other attendees. Tickets can be purchased here.