21st July, Tuesday, 7.00pm
Come & join us at our next Kino Club Screening. This month we’re showing the Cannes 1981 Golden Palm winner ‘Man of Iron’ by Andrzej Wajda.
‘Winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes, Wajda’s Man of Iron (1981) documents Polish solidarity during the 1980 workers strike at the Gdansk shipyards. Sequel to Wajda’s critically acclaimed Man of Marble (1977), Man of Iron continues the story of Mateusz Birkut (Jerzy Radziwilowicz) by following the experiences of his son, Maciej Tomczyk, also played by Jerzy Radziwilowicz. A ‘Man of Iron’ is a man forged by experience, making him strong and resilient. Maciej’s dedication to the worker’s movement, illustrated in well-executed flashbacks, reveals qualities of him that were otherwise suppressed. He becomes his father’s son and becomes instrumental in the flourishing of the Polish Solidarity movement. Crossing barriers between a documentary and fictional mode, Wajda’s Man of Iron is an invaluable historical artifact which seeks to express simultaneously the plight of the workers as well as the human condition of the modern man.’ – Martin Scorsese
In 1981 “Człowiek z żelaza” was distinguished with the most important award of the International Film Festival in Cannes – the Golden Palm. The film also won the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury at the same festival. In 1981 “Człowiek z żelaza” also won the prize of “Solidarność” at the Gdańsk Polish Feature Film Festival. During the Lubuskie Film Summer the film was distinguished with a Silver Grape. In 1982 the film was nominated for an Oscar in the Best Foreign Language Film category.
Members – £8 including a glass of wine.
Non-members – £10 including a glass of wine.
Students – £8 including a glass of wine. Book online