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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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... Host
Izabella Olszewska ... Hostess
... Bride
... Bridegroom
... Marysia
... Wojtek
... Father
... Old Man
... Jasiek
... Kasper
... Poet
... Journalist / Stanczyk
... Nose
... Priest
... 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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Referenced in Pan Dziad z lira (1972) See more »

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Psychedelic Politics
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If Peter Fonda had some how managed to make The Trip under communist oppression, and if he feared the wrath of his ancestors, and the hand of the Red Army, instead of the bourgeois middle class; if a wedding party was as much a life passage in American as is the drug party, these two would have been the same movie.


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