[Calling Mr. Smith​, Kanał, and Ashes and Diamonds]

Calling Mr. Smith​, Kanał, and Ashes and Diamonds

Part of the SummerScape film series: Chopin and the Image of Romanticism

Calling Mr. Smith
(Stefan and Franciszka Themerson, 1943, UK, 9 minutes)

(Andrzej Wajda, 1957, Poland, 96 minutes)

Ashes and Diamonds
(Andrzej Wajda, 1958, Poland, 103 minutes)

In these two war dramas, key works of the Polish Film School, director Andrzej Wajda depicts the Warsaw Uprising (Kanał) and the transition from Nazi occupation to Soviet rule (Ashes and Diamonds).

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