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Official Trailer Walesa. Man Of Hope

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"Walesa. Man of Hope" -- special screening in Toronto EKRAN Polish Films Association invites you to a special screening of the film "Walesa. Man of Hope" - the first feature film about former president of Poland - directed by the greatest Polish filmmaker and the Oscar winner Andrzej Wajda. The screening will take place on January 18th at 6 PM at The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema in Toronto. Film presents the story of Lech Walesa, an ordinary shipyard worker and electrician from Gdansk, Poland. Arrested at a protest, Walesa discovers that he is a born leader. When he speaks, people respond, and he soon becomes the voice and face of the growing solidarity movement. Aware of the dangers his position entails, he is still determined to fight for his country. Andrzej Wajda's feature focuses on Lech Wałęsa, particularly the first 20 years of his work. The film begins with events that took place in the 1970s, and ends with the speech Lech Wałęsa made in the US Congress in 1989. Wajda attempts to capture the essence of the transformation of simple common working man into a charismatic leader who managed to liberate dreams of freedom that rested in the hearts of millions, and gave the spark for major changes in society. Wałęsa became a leader of a revolution in Poland that caused the end of the Soviet dictatorship in eastern Europe and made him a president of Poland and The Nobel Peace Prize laureate. Director: Andrzej Wajda Producer: Michal Kwiecinski Cast: Robert Wieckiewicz (Lech Walesa). Agnieszka Grochowska (Danuta Walesa). Maria Rosaria Omaggio (Ormiana Fallaci) Screening details: "Walesa. Man of Hope" (Walesa. Czlowiek z Nadziei), dir. Andrzej Wajda, 128 min, English subtitles January 18th, 2014 @ 6 PM (doors open 5.30 PM) at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema. 506 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON M5S 1Y5 Buy tickets: ONLINE: www.ekran.ca http://www.walesa.brownpapertickets.com T: 416.255.7266 T: 647.831.9020 aleksandra@ekran.ca