One Man Unites A Nation In The First Teaser For WALESA
That man was Lech Walesa, a simple electrician, who later became a symbol of the Solidarity trade-union movement, and the leader of an indescribably significant - and peaceful - fight to turn Poland into a country on its own rights. WALESA, directed by Andrzej Wajda (Ashes and Diamonds, Katyn), is a drama film that concentrates on the titular character's both private and public life. The director himself said that he wanted to shine a new light on Lech Walesa, and the best way to do so is to make an engaging picture that immortalizes a person and deliberately convey the truth about the importance of freedom.
The first short teasers gives a glimpse of the strictly intense atmosphere of the movie, where protesting citizens clash with militia. Those thrilling images are supported by Walesa's (played by one of the most convincing modern Polish actors Robert Wieckiewicz) fortifying speeches, along with many symbolic drawings that somehow foreshadow the future of Poland. Apart from being a recollection of many actual events, the film's also supposed to serve as an introductory guide to Walesa as a human being and as a political figure for the younger audiences.
The film will have its worldwide premiere on September 23. Watch the first teaser below.