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(Lotna)


1959   >   war drama

A film by Anrzej Wajda, laureate of several dozen prestigious international movie awards including  an Oscar from the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, as well
as Felix and César awards for lifetime achievements, the Palme d’Or at Cannes, the Berlin Film Festival Golden Bear and the Platinum Lions for lifetime achievement award at the Gdynia Film Festival in 2005.

An adaptation of Wojciech Żukrowski’s prose.

A war drama depicted by a poetic story. Lotna is a beautiful mare accompanying a Polish cavalry squadron during the September Campaign in 1939. She is consecutively inherited by several officers who’s life we come to know. All their stories end tragically in face of the assaulting enemy. Lotna is not only a war story but also an illustration of human behaviors in certain dramatic situations.

One of the most mythologized Polish films, infused with the heroic-romantic tradition of the Polish cavalry with the famous cavalry charge on tanks. The film presents incredibly pictorial visuals.
 


Crew:

director
Andrzej Wajda
script
Wojciech Żukrowski, Andrzej Wajda
d.o.p.
Jerzy Lipman
designer
Roman Wołyniec
costumes
Lidia Gryś, Jan Banucha
editor
Janina Niedźwiecka
music
Tadeusz Baird
cast
Jerzy Pichelski, Adam Pawlikowski,
Jerzy Moes, Mieczysław Łoza,
Wiesław Gołas
Materials: HD
Length: 85’

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