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After a string of hard-hitting political works that roused the censors’ ire and brought him into the international spotlight, Wajda deliberately changed pace with The Maids of Wilko, a wistful, elegiac, almost Chekhovian recreation of a long-vanished Poland.
After he raises the issue of freedom of the press on television, a successful journalist’s world begins to fall apart. Rough Treatment does for contemporary Poland what Man of Marble did for the recent past: reveal the everyday dishonesty and hypocrisy that holds the system together.
In Wajda’s powerful meditation on art and politics, young filmmaker Agnieszka (Krystyna Janda) explores the life of Mateusz Birkut (Jerzy Radziwilowicz), a now-discredited labor hero of the 1950s who is remembered only through the statues made of him residing in cellars and storage lockers.