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Film on fight against Communism in Poland premiered at Venice Festival

2013-08-31

Though its not competing for the top prize, 87-year-old Polish director Andrzej Wajda will screen his latest feature at the Venice Film Festival. Its titled "Walesa, man of hope.”

Wajda narrates the story of the Nobel Peace Prize winner, and friend to John Paul II. His name is Lech Walesa, and was the man behind the peaceful revolution that the workers union "Solidarno” led against the Polish Communist regime. 

The film is the Polish director's latest example of one of his main themes: mankind's constant struggle for freedom and truth. As a result of his cinematic work, the organizers of the world's oldest film festival will honor him during the event. 

Wajda will receive the Persol Award, in honor of his extensive work in film. Over the course of his career, spanning six decades, he has directed more than 50 films. 


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