Second Run presents Andrzej Wajda’s renowned ‘War Trilogy’ – the three films that first brought Wajda international attention and kickstarted the ‘Polish film school’ movement.
These works are powerful and often harrowing accounts of the testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the strugglefor personal and national freedom.
The set includes A Generation (Pokolenie, 1955), Kanał (1957), and Ashes and Diamonds (Popiół i Diament, 1958). These celebrated films are presented from stunning new 2K restorations, with A Generation being released for the first time ever on Blu-ray.
BLU-RAY 3-DISC LIMITED EDITION BOX-SET CONTENTS
• A Generation (Pokolenie), Kanał, and Ashes and Diamonds (Popiół i Diament)
– each film presented from new 2K restorations.
• Archival interviews with Andrzej Wajda.
• Introductions to each film by Polish cinema expert Michał Oleszczyk.
• Audio commentaries on all three films by film historian Michael Brooke.
• Andrzej Wajda’s early short films The Bad Boy (Zły chłopiec, 1951), Ceramics from
Iłża (Ceramika Iłżecka, 1951) and While You’re Sleeping (Kiedy ty śpisz, 1953).
• Individual booklets with new writing on each film by authors and Polish cinema
specialists Ewa Mazierska, Peter Hames and Tony Rayns.
• New and improved English subtitle translations.
• World and UK premieres on Blu-ray.
• Region-free Blu-ray