Ashes and Diamonds
Andrzej Wajda1958, 1 h 37 min
The last day of the war, the last night of imprisonment and the morning of the first day of peace, 8th May 1945. In the course of these several hours, Maciek Chełmicki – a young soldier of the Home Army ordered to kill a Communist activist – will argue with himself. Prepared to die a heroic death for ideals, now he finds his first love and for the first time feels doubt.
One of the masterpieces of world cinema. Awarded at the 1959 Venice International Film Festival. The crowning achievement of the Polish Film School.