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Manau, kad turime tapyti harmonijoje su pačiais savimi, bet jei lig šiol dar jūsų tuo neįtikinau, užsiimkit kuo kitu.

Władysław Strzemiński (by Boguslav Linda), a Polish avant-garde painter, is fired from his job in Lodz Plastic Arts Academy and deprived of his membership in the artist union for his ideas that are contrary to the Stalinist art politics. Without any possibility to find a new job, he ends up by being not even allowed to buy any paint. With the help of his students and his daughter, who is overly mature for a child of her age, he is fighting for the right to create and to exist. This biopic about the life of a Polish artist and art theorist, marked by repression and fear, is an oeuvre of a staggering humanism and sensibility. 


Won Special Jury Prize at the Polish Film Festival.

Andrzej Wajda

Andzej Wajda is one of the most well-known Polish film directors, founder of a film school in Warsaw, named after himself. His films have received various awards, among them - Golden and Silver Palm awards at the Cannes film festival, as well as the Golden Bear for the lifetime achievement at the Berlin Film Festival. The director has also been awarded European Film Award and an honorary Oscar for this contribution to the world cinema.