(Wesele, Andrzej Wajda, Poland 1973, 102 min., DCP, Polish w/subtitles)
Polish Film Festival | Halloween. Poland’s most prominent filmmaker, Andrzej Wajda adapts a turn-of-the-century play that deals with Poland’s troublesome past and the perils of its drive toward self-determination. A poet marries a peasant girl in Kraków, across class lines. As the reception moves from the city to the village and guests revel in the union, figures from Poland’s history and culture begin to appear, representing the guilty consciences of the characters. The poet is visited by the Black Knight, a journalist, and a Cossack bard, who debate the country’s past and its future.
Presented in collaboration with the Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies as part of its annual Polish Film Festival.