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The story of Władysław Strzemiński (played marvelously by the Polish superstar Boguslaw Linda), an avant-garde painter, who did not give in to the socialist realism being ruthlessly enforced by the Communist regime in post-war Poland. The tragic consequences of a struggle for artistic freedom in the totalitarian system of power unfold at first slowly, but gradually lead a charismatic, defiant man into the abyss. The film is set in Łódź, between 1945 and 1952, during the Stalinist period.

Poland / 2016 / Polish dialogue with English subtitles / Colour / 98 mins
Genre: Drama
Programme: Cinema of the World
Premiere: MENA Premiere
Rating: 12+
Contains: Adult References
Director: Andrzej Wajda
Producer: Michal Kwiecinski
Scriptwriter: Andrzej Mularczyk
DOP: Pawel Edelman
Editor: Grazyna Gradon
Composer: Andrzej Panufnik
Cast: Boguslaw Linda, Bronisława Zamachowska, Zofia Wichłacz, Paulina Gałazka, Tomasz Włosok