The great Polish director Andrzej Wajda (Danton) musters the power of classical filmmaking and personal emotional investment ?to dramatize a stunning atrocity long covered up: In the spring of 1940, over the course of three days, some 15,000 Polish officers and intellectuals were killed at Stalin’s command, shot one by one in the back of the head and ?buried in Poland’s Katyn Forest. Yet until Mikhail Gorbachev’s acknowledgment in 1990, the ? Soviets officially blamed Nazis for the slaughter. In Katyn Wajda, whose father was among the murdered, brings the dead to life through stories of ?three fictional women searching for truth about lost husbands and brothers. A?
Genre: War, Drama; Starring: Maja Ostaszewska, Artur Zmijewski, Andrzej Chyra, Danuta Stenka; Director: Andrzej Wajda; Author: Andrzej Mularczyk, Przemyslaw Nowakowski, Wladyslaw Pasikowski, Andrzej Wajda; Runtime (in minutes): 121; MPAA Rating: Unrated
Posted February 18 2009 — 12:00 AM EST
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