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Andrzej Wajda: Three War Films

Spine #282

Apr 26, 2005

Number of Discs: 1

  • 1.33:1 Standard
  • 1.66:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • Polish Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • English subtitles

Andrzej Wajda: Three War Films

Directed By: Andrzej Wajda

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In 1999, Polish director Andrzej Wajda received an Honorary Academy Award for his body of work: more than thirty-five feature films, beginning with A Generation in 1955. Wajda's next film, Kanal, the first ever made about the Warsaw Uprising, won the Special Jury Prize at Cannes and launched Wajda on the path to international renown, a status secured with the release of his masterpiece, Ashes and Diamonds, in 1958. These three groundbreaking films helped usher in the Polish School movement and have often been regarded as a trilogy. But each boldly stands on its own-a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the struggle for personal and national freedom. The Criterion Collection is proud to present this director-approved edition, with new transfers of all three films and extensive interviews with the filmmaker and his colleagues.

Box Set: The following DVDs are included in this set:

A Generation
Spine #283
Spine #284
Ashes and Diamonds
Spine #285

  • Audio commentary by film scholar Annette Insdorf on Ashes and Diamonds
  • More than 90 minutes of exclusive new interviews with Andrzej Wajda and colleagues, discussing the director's career and the making of these films
  • Vintage newsreel on the making of Ashes and Diamonds
  • Ceramics from Ilza (Ceramika Ilzecka), Wajda's 1951 film school short
  • Jan Nowak-Jezioranski: Courier from Warsaw, an interview by Wajda of a Warsaw Uprising insider
  • Rare behind-the-scenes production photos, publicity stills, and posters
  • A gallery of Wajda's original drawings and paintings


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