Almost 40 posters for Andrzej Wajda’s films from different countries, statuettes of Oscars and the Golden Palm – these and other exhibits were presented at the Andrzej Wajda exhibition in the Temporary Exhibitions Gallery of the Royal Castle in Warsaw.
The exhibition was prepared by the Royal Castle in cooperation with the Cinematography Museum in Lodz. The exposition is dedicated to the work of one of the most famous directors in Poland and important for the country’s cinematography.
Visitors could see posters for Wajda’s films, which announced the director’s work in countries ranging from Germany and France to Japan, Vietnam and Cuba. All posters were accompanied by comments from the director himself, as well as other famous filmmakers from around the world. “Wajda was a man who managed to portray the history of Medieval Europe in a film in such a way that the person was shocked by the story of the hero. And this applies to every film, be it” Samson “,” Landscape after the Battle “or” Promised Land. “He always touches on problems, important for his compatriots, and shows his position. Through feelings, fantastic images, magnificent characters and images that remain in our memory “, – wrote Hungarian director Istvan Szabo about Weid.
American filmmaker Steven Spielberg stressed that “movie fans consider him one of the most outstanding filmmakers in cinematography. The creator who has drawn the world’s attention to European cinema many times, trying to show the most complex intricacies and the darkest corners of the European soul.” “Wajda belongs to Poland, but his films are part of the cultural heritage of humanity,” says Spielberg.
The exhibition also featured Andrzej Wajda’s professional awards brought from the museum of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. Among them – the Academy Award (2000), Palme d’Or for the film “Man of Iron” (1981). As part of the digital show, you can also get acquainted with the work of Vaida as a photographer and artist.