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Title Andrzej Wajda : three war films
Edition Widescreen, director-approved special edition
Published New York, NY : Criterion Collection, 2005


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 MELB  791.4375 Waj/Awt  DUE 19-05-21
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Description 3 videodisc (DVD)s (288 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in
Series Criterion collection
Criterion collection.
Contents A generation (Pokolenie) (1955) / directed by Andrzej Wajda ; written by Bohdan Czeszko -- Kanal (Kanał) (1957) / directed by Andrzej Wajda ; written by Jerzy Stefan Stawinski -- Ashes and diamonds (Popiół i diament) (1958) / directed by Andrzej Wajda ; written by Andrzej Wajda, Jerzy Andrzejewski
Summary Three films directed by Andrzej Wajda, depicting the struggles of resistance fighters in Poland during World War II
Notes A generation based on the novel by Bohdan Czeszko. Kanal based on a story about true events by Jerzy Stefan Stawinski. Ashes and diamonds based on the novel by Jerzy Andrzejewski
Features: audio commentary by film scholar Annette Insdof on Ashes and diamonds, exclusive new interviews on each film with Andrzej Wajda, assistant director Janusz Morgenstern, and film critic Jerzy Plazewski, vintage newsreel on the making of Ashes and diamonds, Wajda's 1951 film school short Ceramics from Ilza (Ceramika Ilzecka), rare behind-the-scenes production photos, publicity stills, and posters for all three films, gallery of Andrzej Wajda's original drawings and paintings, new essays by film scholars and critics Ewa Mazierska, John Simon, and Paul Coates
Cast A generation: Tadeusz Lomnicki, Urszula Modrzynska, Tadeusz Janczar; Kanal: Teresa Izewska, Tadeusz Janczar, Wienczyslaw Glinski; Ashes and diamonds: Zbigniew Cybulski, Ewa Krzyzewska, Waclaw Zastrzezynski
Notes MPAA rating: Not rated
DVDs, Dolby digital mono ; Region unspecified
For private home use only
In Polish and German with English subtitles
Subject Czeszko, Bohdan -- Film and video adaptations
Stawiński, Jerzy Stefan, 1921-2010 -- Film and video adaptations
Andrzejewski, Jerzy, 1909-1983 -- Film and video adaptations
World War, 1939-1945 -- Poland -- Drama.
Motion pictures, Polish
Foreign films -- Poland.
Genre/Form War films.
Film adaptations.
Feature films.
Video recordings.
Author Wajda, Andrzej, 1926-2016.
Łomnicki, Tadeusz, 1927-1992.
Modrzyńska, Urszula.
Janczar, Tadeusz, 1926-1997.
Iżewska, Teresa, 1933-1982.
Gliński, Wieńczysław, 1921-2008.
Cybulski, Zbigniew, 1927-1967.
Krzyzewski, Eva.
Zastrzeżynski, Wacław, 1900-1959.
Czeszko, Bohdan.
Stawiński, Jerzy Stefan, 1921-2010.
Andrzejewski, Jerzy, 1909-1983.
ISBN 0780029518
Other Titles Three war films
Ashes and diamonds