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PAN TADEUSZ
PAN TADEUSZ
Director ANDRZEJ WAJDA
Screenplay ANDRZEJ WAJDA, JAN NOWINA, PIOTR WERESNIAK
Cinematography PAWEL EDELMAN
Music WOJCIECH KILAR
Producer MICHAL SZCZERBIC
Art Director ALLAN STARSKI

Jacek Soplica alias Priest Robak BOGUSLAW LINDA
Gerwazy DANIEL OLBRYCHSKI
Telimena GRARZYNA SZAPOLOWSKA
Sedzia Soplica ANDRZEJ SEWERYN
Count Horeszko MAREK KONDRAT
Adam Mickiewicz KRZYSZTOF KOLBERGER
Rykow SERGEI SHAKUROV
Zosia Horeszkowna ALICJA BACHLEDA-CURUS
Tadeusz Soplica (Pan Tadeusz) MICHAL ZEBROWSKI
Podkomorzyna MARIA MAMONA

Legendary Polish filmmaker Andzej Wajda adapts a nationally treasured epic poem to the silver screen. For 400 years, Lithuania and Poland were linked, until the country was partitioned in 1795 by aggressive nations at its borders -- Russia, Prussia, and the Austrian empire. At that point, the formerly huge nation simply ceased to exist. Yet one hope remained for the patriotic Poles yearning for autonomy -- France. Napoleon promised to restore the Polish homeland if they, in turn, helped him defeat Russia. Thousands of Poles were part of the French force that reached the gates of Moscow before being forced into a long and bloody retreat. The film itself centers on two families who live in the Russian-controlled part of Poland: the Horeszkos, who ardently favor independence, and the Soplicas, who support Russia. In 1792, the last household lord of the Horeszkos was killed by Jacek Soplica; as a result, the latter was rewarded with the former's castle by the Russian colonizers. Twenty years later, the region is rife with rumors of Napoleon's imminent invasion. A destitute Count and heir to the Horeszko family estate almost throws his lot in with the richer and more powerful Soplica clan before he stumbles upon Gervais, who reminds him of the treacherous murder of his ancestor. Meanwhile, Tadeusz, the rakish nephew of Judge Soplica, who symbolizes all that is good and right about Poland, is confronted with a choice upon returning from university. He can either give his heart to the beautiful, pure, 14-year-old Sosia, a distant cousin of the Horeszkos who is living with the Soplicas, or he can opt instead for the worldly, sophisticated, St. Petersburg-educated Telimena, who is related to both clans.

The 18th Annual
Polish Film Festival
October 18-26, 2017
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