Andrzej Wajda

Andrzej Wajda (än´jā vī´dä), 1926–, Polish film director. His films are often studies of Poland's history and its recent or contemporary politics and often concentrate on the national yearning for freedom. They include A Generation (1954), Kanal (1957), Ashes and Diamonds (1958), Man of Marble (1977), Man of Iron (1981), Danton (1982), Korczak (1990), Pan Tadeusz (1999), and Katyn (2007). Wajda, who is also a theater director, was active in Polish politics after the end of Communist rule, serving in the senate (1989–91) and as chairman of Poland's Cultural Council (1992–94). In 2000 he received a special lifetime-achievement Academy Award.

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Andrzej Wajda: Selected full-text books and articles

Don't Look to the East: National Sentiments in Andrzej Wajda's Contemporary Film Epics By Misiak, Anna Journal of Film and Video, Vol. 65, No. 3, Fall 2013
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Wajda, Samson and the Jews By Quart, Leonard Midstream, Vol. 55, No. 2, Spring 2009
Indelible Shadows: Film and the Holocaust By Annette Insdorf Cambridge University Press, 2003 (3rd edition)
'Afterimage': The Journey Behind Andrzej Wajda's Final Film By Macnab, Geoffrey Screen International, November 16, 2016
Polish Master Andrzej Wajda Dies Aged 90 By Blaney, Martin Screen International, October 10, 2016
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