Monday, December 21, 2009

IFFK 2009 - Film 3

Film: General Nil
Language: Polish
Year: 2009
Director: Richard Bugajski
IFFK Section: World Cinema 
Theatre: Remya

A beautifully executed tragic tale of a Polish war-hero who finds himself painted a traitor by the new Communist Government of his homeland when he returns from captivity. It poignantly tells of how the old general tries to bend his principles for a peaceful life but when that fails, goes back to being a proud soldier who goes to the gallows without a blind fold. A perfect example of how even the status of national heroes can change, relative to political beliefs and changing sensibilities.

Solid thumbs up!

1 comment:

  1. I've a Polish friend here and she was delighted to see how Polish movies are regarded highly outside Europe. She doesn't watch too many of them, she is all into English (Hollywood) flicks.

    Thansk for the IFFK coverage Ajay. Filling in for BVN eh? :P


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