Florida Premiere

DIRECTED BY Andrzej Wajda

Country: Poland
Language: Polish
Subtitles: English
Original Title: POWIDOKI

Running Time: 98min
Film Year: 2016
Category: Cinema 360º

Wladyslaw Strzeminski was an iconoclastic artist, educator and author whose work clashed with the Stalinist ideology of postwar Poland, and his story serves as an inspiration for all of us seeking the strength to speak truth to power in today’s troubled political climate.

This passionate, masterfully made final work from Oscar-winning Polish director Andrzej Wajda vividly chronicles Strzeminski’s struggles with the darkening skies of totalitarianism. Boldly embodied by Polish superstar Boguslaw Linda, Strzeminski bucks against the dominant social realist conventions while navigating numerous challenges as a creator, parent, mentor and double-amputee.

Presented in collaboration with The American Institute of Polish Culture Inc.

In collaboration with Miami Beach Cinematheque, the Festival co-presents a retrospective of some of Wajda’s most important films, throughout the month of March.

Watch ASHES AND DIAMONDS at the Miami Beach Cinematheque.



Monday March 6th @ 7:30 pm REGAL 17 Add to Schedule


Director: Andrzej Wajda
Producer: Michal Kwiecinski
Screenwriter: Andrzej Mularczyk, Andrzej Wajda
Executive Producer: Andrzej Mularczyk, Andrzej Wajda

Cinematographer: Pawel Edelman
Editor: Grazyna Gradon

Cast: Boguslaw Linda, Aleksandra Justa, Bronislawa Zamachowska, Zofia Wichlacz, Krzysztof Pieczynski

Andrzej Wajda

Andrzej Wajda (1926-2016) was a groundbreaking icon of Polish cinema. His more than 50 features include Ashes and Diamonds (58), The Promised Land (75), Man of Iron (81) and Katyn (07). Four of his films were nominated for Oscars, and he was awarded an Honorary Oscar in 2000 for his lifetime of work. He died last October.