Ashes and Diamonds

Ashes and Diamonds


Andrzej Wajda

1958, 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.

Main Competition
Konkurs Inne Spojrzenie
Short Film Competition
Sekcje pozakonkursowe