Walesa: Man of Hope

Sunday, November 9
7:00 PM

Downtown Mall : Regal 2
Add To Calendar 20141109 19:00 20141109 1413839700 America/New_York VFF: Walesa: Man of Hope

Famous journalist Oriana Fallaci conducts a daringly brazen interview, with former Polish “Solidarity” movement leader Lech Wałęsa. This biopic uses the interview as a springboard to delve into a dramatic, biographical portion beginning in 1970 after the communist authorities have bloodily suppressed the workers’ protest, forcing Wałęsa to collaborate with the Security Services. Sustained by his family’s unflinching support, he balances not only the hardships of daily life, but also surmounting, dangerous political pressure. Fear and sense of security, necessity of subordination and a will to rebel – the film, just as Lech Wałęsa’s life, is full of contrast. Introduction by Dariusz Tolczyk (U.Va.)

Downtown Mall : Regal 2 Virginia Film Festival