MAN OF MARBLE (Andrzej Wajda, 1977)

I’m torn. The historical importance of Czlowiek z marmuru; its strategy of deconstruction; its captivating style; coming from Communist Poland, the sheer amazement its anti-Communism generates—that the film even got made; its examination of government/media manipulation of individuals and the public: all these factors argue on behalf of Wajda’s film.      On the other hand, it […]