Generation

(Pokolenie)


1955   >   Psychological drama/ 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 Bohdan Czeszko’s novel of the same title.

The story of a group of leftist youngsters involved in the military resistance against Nazi occupation, looking for their own path during those difficult and politically complex times.
A masterpiece about responsibility, sacrifice and dedication. A perfect depiction of the morality of Polish twenty year olds during WWII. Thanks to skillfully balanced characters the film stood the test of time.

A film heralding the end of real socialism in cinema and the birth of the Polish Film School.
A new way of filming, unconventional method of presenting the storyline from various perspectives. The acting method also changed becoming more akin to film than theater.
The introduction to the best Polish films of the second half of the 50s.
 


Crew:

director
Andrzej Wajda
script
Bohdan Czeszko
d.o.p.
Jerzy Lipman
designer
Roman Mann
costumes
Jerzy Szeski
editor
Czesław Raniszewski
music
Andrzej Markowski
cast
Tadeusz Łomnicki, Urszula Modrzyńska,
Tadeusz Janczar, Ryszard Kotas,
Roman Polański

Awards:

Łagów
Award for the best debut of the past thirty years- Lubusz Film Summer (Andrzej Wajda)
Materials: HD
Length: 83’

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