Poster ID: CL56597
Original Title: Uomo di Marmo, L'
English Title: Man of Marble
Year of Poster: 1970s
Actor/Artist/Director: Krystyna Janda, Jerzy Radziwilowicz, Tadeusz Lomnicki, dir. Andrzej Wajda
Studio: Film Polski
Country of Poster: Italian
Country of Film: Polish
Size: 55 x 39 inches = 140 x 99 cm
Notes: 1977 small corner missing, can be restored The title refers to the propagandistic marble statues made in Birkut's image. It is somewhat of a surprise that Wajda would have been able to make such a film, sub silentio attacking the Socialist Realism of Nowa Huta, revealing the use of propaganda and political corruption during the period of Stalinism, and presaged the loosening grip of the Soviets that came with the Solidarity Movement, though it has been acknowledged by Polish film historians that due to censorship the script languished in development hell since 1962.
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