Mother Joan Of The Angels (1961)

JERZY KAWALEROWICZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Matka Joanna Od Aniolow Poland, 1961.  Film Polski Film Agency, ZRF “Kadr”.  Screenplay by Tadeusz Konwicki, Jerzy Kawalerowicz, based on the novel by Jaroslaw Iwaszkiewicz.  Cinematography by Jerzy Wojcik.  Music by Adam Walacinski.  Production Design by Tadeusz Borowczyk, Roman Mann.  Film Editing by Wieslawa Otocka.   Fascinating exploration of faith and superstition as a priest arrives…

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A Generation (1955)

ANDRZEJ WAJDA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Pokolenie Poland, 1955.  Zespól Filmowy “Kadr”.  Screenplay by Bohdan Czeszko,based on his novel.  Cinematography by Jerzy Lipman.  Music by Andrzej Markowski.  Production Design by Roman Mann.  Costume Design by Jerzy Szeski.  Film Editing by Czeslaw Raniszewski.   The first feature by Andrzej Wajda immediately showed a skilled storyteller with a penchant for politically charged…

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Kanal (1957)

ANDRZEJ WAJDA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Poland, 1957.  Zespól Filmowy “Kadr”.  Story and Screenplay by Jerzy Stefan Stawinski.  Cinematography by Jerzy Lipman.  Music by Jan Krenz. Production Design by Roman Mann.  Costume Design by Jerzy Szeski.  Film Editing by Halina Nawrocka.   The second in Andrzej Wajda’s terrific trilogy of war films, this one takes its protagonists down to the sewer…

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Ashes And Diamonds (1958)

ANDRZEJ WAJDA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Popol I Diament Poland, 1958.  Zespól Filmowy “Kadr”.  Screenplay by Andrzej Wajda, Jerzy Andrzejewski, based on the novel by Jerzy Andrzejewski.  Cinematography by Jerzy Wojcik.  Music by Filip Nowak.  Production Design by Roman Mann.  Costume Design by Katarzyna Chodorowicz.  Film Editing by Halina Nawrocka.   Andrzej Wajda made this slick-looking drama about a disillusioned Resistance…

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