Krajobraz po bitwie

Krajobraz po bitwie
Landscape After Battle

“To live, one must forget.”

Tadeusz Borowski1


“I think the discussion about Poland will be revitalised, about the way it should be. We will see [in this film] times when this matter was vividly discussed, because everything was coming into existence, beginning to bloom. People had to decide which side to stand by, had to make a choice [...]. The main protagonist will also be a reference to Popiół i Diament [Ashes and diamonds] [...]. Apart from the tragedy that takes place before our eyes, the main protagonist is what attracts the most attention. He wants to, and has the right to live. Such thing is not present in Krajobraz po bitwie [Landscape after battle] but who knows if behind all this malice, aggressiveness, this exposure of everything around, isn’t there something vivid and healthy? It is heavily justified and consistent with the tradition of Polish literature, as it is connected with the attitude of a Polish intellectual, an artist.”

Andrzej Wajda in conversation with Stanisław Janicki2

  • 1Landscape After Battle was based on Tadeusz Borowski’s autobiographical stories.
  • 2Andrzej Wajda interview by Stanisław Janicki, Kino (n°5, 1970) [translated to English by Jan Strękowski]
UPDATED ON 27.10.2017