Walesa. Man Of Hope
Filmfest 2014

The story of a contemporary hero – Lech Wałęsa. The movie begins with Oriana Fallaci appearing at the Wałęsas' flat in an apartment block to interview the future Nobel Prize winner... Fallaci poses questions no one else ever wanted or dared to ask the legendary leader of the 'Solidarity' movement. By doing so, she unveils the truth of a man gifted with charisma and amazing political intuition. The actual biographical story begins in 1970. Soon after the Communist authorities have bloodily suppressed the workers' protests, Wałęsa is forced to sign an obligation to collaborate with the Security Services. The following scenes showing his path to political maturity are interwoven with the Wałęsas' family life. ... The film, just as Lech Wałęsa's life, is full of contrasts... Is Lech making the right choices? What is the price he has to pay?

tags: Relationship, Human Rights, Politics, Portrait, Feature film

Cast: Robert Wieckiewicz, Agnieszka Grochowska, Maria Rosaria Omaggio, Zbigniew Zamachowski, Cezary Kosinski


Screenplay: Janusz Glowacki

Director of Photography: Pawel Edelman

Film Editor: Milenia Fiedler, Grazyna Gradon

Composer: Pawel Mykietyn

Production Designer: Magdalena Dipont

Costume Design: Magdalena Biedrzycka

Sound: Jacek Hamela

Producer: Michal Kwiecinski

Production Company: AKSON STUDIO

Co-Producer: Juliusz Braun, Dominik Lesage

World Sales: Films Boutique GmbH

Director: Andrzej Wajda