My 25 favourite films by Andrzej Wajda

Andrzej Wajda (born 6 March 1926) is a Polish film director. Recipient of an honorary Oscar, he is possibly the most prominent member of the unofficial "Polish Film School" (active circa 1955 to 1963).
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1.
Man of Iron (1981)
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A worker becomes a "man of iron" forged by experience, a son comes to terms with his father, a couple fall in love... (156 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
 
2.
Kanal (1957)
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In 1944, during the Warsaw uprising against the Nazis, Polish Lieutenant Zadra and his resistance fighters use Warsaw's sewer system to escape the German encirclement. (91 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
 
3.
Wszystko na sprzedaz (1969)
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The disappearance of the leading actor from the film's set worries its director Andrzej. He embarks on a journey to look out for the actor with a young actor and missing actor's wife and mistress. (105 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
 
4.
Wesele (1973)
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Set at the turn of the century, the story concerns a Polish poet living in Cracow who has decided to marry a peasant girl... (102 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
 
5.
Man of Marble (1977)
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In 1976, a young woman in Krakow is making her diploma film, looking behind the scenes at the life of a 1950s bricklayer... (165 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
 
6.
Landscape After Battle (1970)
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Film opens with the mad rush of haphazard freedom as the concentration camps are liberated. Men are trying to grab food... (109 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
 
7.
The Birch Wood (1970)
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Takes place in a prewar Poland. A tubercular young man comes to stay with his brother on a farm. He... (99 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
 
8.
Danton (1983)
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Action opens in November of 1793, with Danton returning to Paris from his country retreat upon learning that the Committee for Public Safety... (136 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
 
9.
The Promised Land (1975)
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At the turn of the century, Lodz, Poland was a quick-paced manufacturing center for textiles, replete... (179 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
 
10.
The Conductor (1980)
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A violinist in a provincial Polish orchestra, whose husband is the director of the ensemble, on a visit... (101 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
 
11.
Katyn (2007)
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An examination of the Soviet slaughter of thousands of Polish officers and citizens in the Katyn forest in 1940. (122 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
 
12.
Pan Tadeusz: The Last Foray in Lithuania (1999)
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In the early 1810s, Poles, part of Russia's client state of Lithuania, think independence will come... (147 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
 
13.
Panny z Wilka (1979)
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Set in the late '20s. A thirtyish young man, who heads a small factory, faints at the funeral of a close friend... (118 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
 
14.
Korczak (1990)
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Account of the last days of life of the legendary Polish pedagogue Janusz Korczak and his heroic dedication... (115 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
 
15.
Tatarak (2009)
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In small-town Poland in the late 1950s, an aging woman married to a workaholic doctor meets a young man who makes her feel young again. Framed around this story, lead actress Krystyna Janda discusses the death of her husband from cancer. (85 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
 
16.
Innocent Sorcerers (1960)
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A young doctor is tired of being sought by women. One night he meets a young girl who all but forces... (87 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
 
17.
Panna Nikt (1996)
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A devout Catholic peasant girl is corrupted by two new friends when her family moves to the city. An allegory of traditional Polish values under threat from materialism and decadence in the post-Communist era. (98 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
 
18.
Polowanie na muchy (1969)
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Wlodek is a shy man who's afraid of his mother as well as his wife. However, upon meeting Irena, his life takes a new turn. (104 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
 
19.
A Love in Germany (1983)
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In May of 1983, a man turns 49 and, with his 17-year old son, journeys to the village in Baden that he left 40 years before... (132 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
 
20.
Bez znieczulenia (1978)
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A famous Polish journalist presents a problem for the powers-that-be when he displays his full political... (131 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
 
21.
A Generation (1955)
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Story of youths during the German occupation of Poland in the World War II who come to adulthood through love and adversity. (83 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
 
22.
Walesa: Man of Hope (2013)
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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. (127 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
 
23.
Ashes and Diamonds (1958)
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During the German occupation noble, bourgeois and worker's partisan groups lived in peace with another. On the first day of freedom they start to fight each other. In these fights is weaved a most tender love story. (103 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
 
24.
The Revenge (2002)
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A winter day at a Polish castle, half owned by a fatalistic notary and half by a volcanic old soldier's niece... (100 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
 
25.
Gates to Paradise (1968)
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Some children led a crusade in 1212 to free Jerusalem from Turkish authorities.Two main heroes Nicholas and Stephen use all their might to defeat the enemy. (89 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Wajda