Andrzej Wajda’s Vision of One Country’s Past and Present

  • Bolesław Michałek


The films of Andrzej Wajda, both the historical and the contemporary ones, can be said to reflect very well some of the social and cultural dilemmas of Polish society. Or perhaps the phrase ‘social and cultural dilemmas’ has too pretentious a ring. Would it not be less high-flown to seek in Wajda’s films a reflection of a certain country and its life, concerns and dramas?


Polish Culture Polish Society Moral Corruption Spiritual Climate Polish Literature 
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Notes and References

  1. 2.
    Boleslaw Michaχek, The Cinema of Andrzej Wajda (New York: Barnes, 1973).Google Scholar
  2. 4.
    Kazimierz Wyka, ‘The Legend and the Truth of The Wedding, (Warsaw: Państwowy Instytut Wydawniczy, 1950)Google Scholar
  3. Wyka, Szkice Literackie i Artystyczne, vol. I (Krakow: Wydawnictwo Literackie, 1956) pp. 141–90.Google Scholar

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© David W. Paul 1983

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  • Bolesław Michałek

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