FIVE FROM BARSKA STREET (Aleksander Ford, 1953)

Born Mosze Lifszyc in Kiev, hence Ukrainian, Polish filmmaker Aleksander Ford won the directorial prize at Cannes for Piątka z ulicy Barskiej. It is based on the 1952 novel by Kazimierz Koźniewski, who helped Ford adapt it. Ford imbued this color film, ironically, with a fatalistic mood; it is, after all, a film about postwar […]