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Lech Walesa, the man who founded Poland's Solidarity movement and went on to win the Nobel Peace Prize and become the country's first post-Communist president, will present a special screening of the director's cut of Andrzej Wajda's tribute to him, Walesa: Man of Hope, in July at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival. Actors Robert Wieckiewicz and Agnieszka Grochowska -- who play Walesa and his wife Danuta -- will attend a red carpet gala screening of the premiere of the biopic, created specially for the festival. Czech petroleum company Unipetrol, part of fest sponsor Orlen Group, supported the creation of the director's cut,
- Nick Holdsworth
London — Nobel Prize winner and former Polish President Lech Walesa will attend the Karlovy Vary Film Festival to introduce the world premiere of the director’s cut of Andrzej Wajda’s “Walesa: Man of Hope,” which was created especially for the festival.
The premiere will also be attended by the pic’s lead actors Robert Wieckiewicz and Agnieszka Grochowska. The director’s cut was created with the support of Unipetrol, part of Orlen Group, which is among the fest’s partners.
Walesa is one of the key figures of modern European history. The film follows his transformation from an ordinary worker into the charismatic leader of the Solidarity trade union movement. In 1980 he led a strike at the shipyard in Gdansk, and fought for workers’ right to assemble. When martial law was declared in 1981, he was imprisoned and put in isolation. In 1983, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
- Leo Barraclough
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