Man of Marble

Czlowiek z marmuru, feature film, 1977

DIRECTED BY: Andrzej Wajda

Man of Marble

Jerzy Radziwilowicz (Mateusz Birkut / Maciej Tomczyk),
Krystyna Janda (Agnieszka),
Tadeusz Lomnicki (Jerzy Burski),
Jacek Lomnicki (Burski),
Michal Tarkowski (Wincenty Witek)

Aleksander Scibor-Rylski

Edward Klosinski


Agnieszka is a young student of film directing who is currently researching a documentary about the mason Birkut for her thesis. He was a working class hero of the 1950’s who disappeared without a trace. During her research and discussions withhis friends, wife and director of the documentary, she slowly finds out the reality about the hero’s true life and his public image that certain people created. After the myth and propaganda make room for the unpleasant truth, Agnieszka has a close encounter with censorship.

35 mm, b/w and color, 165 min