The Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Chicago
Chicago Cultural Center
cordially invite to the free screening of the movie
directed by Andrzej Wajda.
Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 6:30 PM
Chicago Cultural Center,
78 E. Washington Ave, Chicago, Illinois
This event is open to public and free of charge.
(Doors open at 6.00 p.m.)
Katyn is a story of Polish officers murdered by the NKVD in Katyn during WWII. It is a picture of women unaware of the crime, who were waiting for their husbands, fathers, sons and brothers. It’s a film about an invincible struggle for the memory and truth. Katyn was nominated for the Best Foreign language Film for the 80th Academy Awards.
Andrzej Wajda is a film and theatrical director. Born in 1926, he graduated from National Higher School of Film (Directing) in 1953. His movies Generation (1955), Canał (1957) and Ashes and Diamonds (1958) earned him the reputation of a leading director of the new generation in Europe initiated the famous Polish School of film-making. Four of Wajda’s works (The Promised Land, The Maids of Wilko, Man of Iron, and Katyn) have been nominated for an Academy Award (Oscar) for best foreign language film. In 2000 he received an honorary Oscar from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Katyn- a movie that matters- The New York Review of Books
Katyn nominated for an Academy Award last year, is a powerful corrective to decades of distortion and forgetting- The New York Times.