AFS: Wajda’s 'The Promised Land'

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Presented by Austin Film Society at AFS Cinema, Austin TX

Oct 04
AFS: Wajda’s 'The Promised Land'

Set in the midst of the Industrial Revolution in 19th Century Lodz, Poland, THE PROMISED LAND is a vibrant anti-capitalist epic, and one of Wajda’s great masterpieces.

Three friends of different backgrounds (Wajda deliberately celebrates Poland’s multicultural past with his choice of main characters) determine that they can pool their resources to start a textile factory. They enter a modern landscape of money and machines, and run-ins with powerful and ruthlessly competitive industrial barons. Wajda adopts a pulsing energy in his visual approach to the film, adapting to the pace of the time. The factory floors are frenetic and dangerous, with conditions
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