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Wesele (1973)

Set at the turn of the century, the story concerns a Polish poet living in Cracow who has decided to marry a peasant girl. The wedding is attended by a heterogenous group of people from all... See full summary »

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Maryna
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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. The wedding is attended by a heterogenous group of people from all strata of Polish society, who dance, get drunk and lament Poland's 100-year-long division of Poland under Russia, Prussia, and Austria. The bridegroom, a painter friend, and a journalist each in turn is confronted with spectres of Polish past. In the end a call to arms is called but turns out to be a hoax. Written by Polish Cinema Database <http://info.fuw.edu.pl/Filmy/>

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9 January 1973 (Poland)  »

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The famous rumor has it that during a film festival Andrzej Wajda was approached by the legendary director Elia Kazan, who asked him where he had found such a wonderful writer. Wajda was amused because the play "Wesele" is one of immortal classics of Polish literature, well-known to every school kid in Poland, but considered difficult to appreciate by foreigners. It was written by the renowned Cracovian painter and writer Stanislaw Wyspianski in 1901. See more »

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A political wedding.
24 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

Turn of the century in Cracow and a wedding celebration takes place. The groom, a noble poet, weds a peasant girl and the ingredients are right for a mixture of social indifferences. After a night of dancing, drinking and talking themselves to stupidity, they reunite for a surreal ending, which is the highlight of the film.


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