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Ashes and Diamonds

Polish, with English subtitles
Plaza Art House
Sunday, August 6
Philanthropy Theatre
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The final installment of the so-called war trilogy by iconic Polish director Andrzej Wajda, who died last year at age 90, is considered by filmmakers (Martin Scorsese among them), scholars and critics as a masterpiece of Polish realist cinema. It’s a taut drama about a pair of Polish resistance fighters who, on the day Germany surrenders, are assigned to kill a Communist official. Polish legend Zbigniew Cybulski used James Dean as the inspiration for his conflicted assassin Maciek, whose struggle for identity in a Poland that went from Nazi to Communist rule embodied his own country’s identity crisis.

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Starring: Zbigniew Cybulski, Waclaw Zastrzezynski, Ewa Krzyzewska
Rated: NR