Katyn The great Polish director Andrzej Wajda ( Danton ) musters the power of classical filmmaking and personal emotional investment to dramatize a stunning atrocity long… Katyn The great Polish director Andrzej Wajda ( Danton ) musters the power of classical filmmaking and personal emotional investment to dramatize a stunning atrocity long… 2009-02-18 Unrated PT121M Drama War Maja Ostaszewska Artur Zmijewski Andrzej Chyra Danuta Stenka
Movie Review

Katyn (2009)

MPAA Rating: Unrated
Katyn | Katyn: A deeply personal film about the murder of thousands of Polish officers and intellectuals
Katyn: A deeply personal film about the murder of thousands of Polish officers and intellectuals
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Details Limited Release: Feb 18, 2009; Rated: Unrated; Length: 121 Minutes; Genres: Drama, War; With: Maja Ostaszewska and Artur Zmijewski

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–

Originally posted Feb 18, 2009 Published in issue #1036 Feb 27, 2009 Order article reprints
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