Man of Marble
Man of Marble was the movie which started the Cinema of Moral Concern movement. It is one of the most outstanding landmarks in the history of Polish cinematography. The film, based on the screenplay by Aleksander Ścibor-Rylski, broke the conspiracy of silence surrounding the Stalin era and showed the role of cinema in regaining common memory. Great acting with the outstanding debut part of Krystyna Janda whom Wajda called “the most talented boy since Zbyszek Cybulski”. For the movie audience the screenings, regardless of the negative press arranged by the government and lack of any promotion, turned into demonstrations of freedom. As the movie was banned from receiving any awards, it received only a symbolic brick with a ribbon from the journalists at the Polish Film Festival in Gdańsk.
The movie was digitally remastered thanks to the patronage of PKO Bank Polski, it is presented as a part of the festival cycle “Pure Classic” which includes a number of this year’s premieres of the movies remastered with the Project KinoRP.
CYFROWE REPOZYTORIUM FILMOWE (DIGITAL FILM REPOSITORY) IS THE PARTNER OF PURE CLASSICS AT THE 38. GDYNIA FILM FESTIVAL.