A film by Andrzej Wajda
Starring Artur Zmijewski, Andrzej Chyra, Maja Ostaszewska

Academy Award Nominee – Best Foreign Language Film

The epic production by Poland’s most celebrated filmmaker

Katyn is the name of the forest where the Soviets secretly murdered 15,000 Polish officers, intellectuals and professionals over a 3-day period in 1940 (Wajda’s father among them). Stalin’s purpose was to destroy those elements of the population who would be most resistant to Soviet control following WWII. For decades the truth was obfuscated, with the Nazis often blamed for the atrocity. Half a century later, in 1990, Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev admitted his nation’s responsibility. In this elegant production, Wajda recreates war-torn Poland and the stories of both the perpetrators and their victims.


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Running Time
117 mins

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