Tattered Cover Classics: Ashes And Diamonds | Denver Film Society | Andrzej Wajda | Poland

Tattered Cover Classics: Ashes And Diamonds

Andrzej Wajda

PolishPoland1958103 minWebsiteDCP


  • Sunday 4/5
  • 1:00 PM Sie FilmCenter Buy Tickets
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    Plays Sunday, April 5 at 1:00 PM at the Sie - Hosted by Howie Movshovitz with a post-film discussion!
    Presented by Tattered Cover Bookstore and KUNC Radio
    Tickets are just $1.00!

    Special Thanks to the Criterion Collection!

    On the last day of World War II in a small town somewhere in Poland, Polish exiles of war and the occupying Soviet forces confront the beginning of a new day and a new Poland. In this incendiary environment we find Home Army soldier Maciek Chelmicki, who has been ordered to assassinate an incoming commissar. But a mistake stalls his progress and leads him to Krystyna, a beautiful barmaid who gives him a glimpse of what his life could be. Gorgeously photographed and brilliantly performed, Ashes and Diamonds masterfully interweaves the fate of a nation with that of one man, resulting in one of the most important Polish films of all time.

    Editor: Halina Nawrocka | Cinematographer: Jerzy Wójcik | Screenwriter: Jerzy Andrzejewski, Andrzej Wajda / based on the novel by Jerzy Andrzejewski
    Cast: Zbigniew Cybulski, Ewa Krzyzewska, Waclaw Zastrzezynski