People: Mar. 22, 1982

He was in a way Solidarity's cinematic messenger, a director whose films, including Man of Marble and Man of Iron, were surprisingly critical of life in Communist Poland. Rounded up along with other Solidarity dissidents during the Polish government's declaration of martial law last December, Andrzej Wajda, 56, was held under house arrest. Then, in a reversal, Polish authorities decided to let him leave Poland temporarily to shoot a film in Paris. Wajda, whose Man of Iron was nominated for an Oscar, has refused all interviews in France. But in a formal statement,...

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