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The biopic of Lech Wałęsa wavers between the sublime and the ironic as it tells the story of the leading figure of the Solidarity movement.

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The line-up for Poland's autumn 2013 cinema calendar.

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Opening with a techno-thriller starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock as astronauts adrift in space, the Venice Film Festival presents the world premiere of Andrzej Wajda's Lech Wałęsa. Man of Hope.

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A cinematic tribute to the Nobel Peace Prize laureate's personal evolution from electrician to trade-union leader, Polish president and national hero, Wajda's Wałęsa is scheduled for release in January 2013.

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The Polish director captures the final images that will come together as a cinematic tribute to the Nobel Peace Prize Winner's personal evolution.

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 Andrzej Wajda, photo: Łukasz Ostalski / Reporter / East News

A film and theatre director, screen-writer and set designer, and founder of the Polish Film School. He was the winner of an Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2000.

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