Sunday, October 9, 2016

Andrzej Wajda

One of history's great film directors -- via the BBC. Known best for his brilliant trilogy "A Generation," "Kanal," and "Ashes and Diamonds," which traced the brutal path of Polish history before, during, and after World War II. Unforgettable also are his "Man of Marble" and "Man of Iron," which concern heroism, truth, and memory. Any of this film I've been lucky to pick up and see -- "The Siberian Lady Macbeth," "Without Anaesthesia," "A Love in Germany," "Katyn" -- prove him just as subtle and complex in his observations of human life as his countryman and fellow director, Krzysztof Kieslowski.