THE WEDDING [Wesele]
A big country wedding in 19th century Poland: people talk, drink, dance and flirt. An intellectual from a big town has come to marry a simple country girl; families and friends from both sides regard the alliance with skepticism and curiosity. Unexpectedly, something uncanny begins to permeate the celebrations. Some of the guests see mysterious ghosts, while hidden grudges, complexes and yearnings step out of the hidden corners of their souls. Andrzej Wajda’s brilliant film adaptation of Stanisław Wyspiański’s celebrated play teases out the fault lines in civil society, all set to lively country music. Silver Seashell, 1973 San Sebastian Film Festival.
DIR Andrzej Wajda; SCR Andrzej Kijowski, from the play by Stanisław Wyspiański. Poland, 1973, color, 106 min, DCP. NOT RATED
Part of Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema. Co-presented with the National Gallery of Art.
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