A screen adaptation of a Nobel prize winning novel by Władysław Reymont that focuses on the topic of “money making”. In Łodź, in the end of 19th century a Pole, a German and a Jew open together a factory, using their different backgrounds as an advantage against their competition. Will their friendship survive this success? The great acting of Daniel Olbrychski, Wojciech Pszoniak and Andrzej Seweryn, the unforgettable music by Wojciech Kilar and dynamic shots by Witold Sobociński and Edward Kłosiński, contribute to the legend of “The Promised Land”. Nominated for an Oscar, this work by Andrzej Wajda is to this day one of the greatest accomplishments of Polish cinema – hailed a masterpiece by Martin Scorsese, last year it was chosen the best Polish film in history in the Łodź Museum of Cinematography vote.
lecture: Adam Kruk (film critic)