- Created on Sunday, 13 October 2013 20:51
Walesa - Man of Hope - biopic of Solidarity leader and the man credited with sparking chain of events that led to collapse of Communism across Eastern Europe - has premiered in UK last Friday, during the 57th BFI London Film Festival. Event took place in Odeon cinema at Leicester Square. Among the stars who appeared on the red carpet that night were Robert Wieckiewicz (who plays Lech Walesa in the movie), Zbigniew Zamachowski with Monika Richardson and the main guest of honor - Lech Walesa himself. Also present were Polish Minister of foreign affairs Radoslaw Sikorski and Polish Ambassador Witold Sobkov. Unfortunately, Andrzej Wajda, director of the movie could not attend because of his health problems.
Film was received with great enthusiasm, received multiple standing ovation from the audience and collected great reviews from critics. Even Lech Walesa, who in early interviews mentioned his minor objections to how his person was pictured, admitted that the movie grows on him, and the more he sees it, the more he likes it. So far, he's seen it 4 times.
Although the premiere night was undoubtedly a great success, there were a few mishaps. Looks like promoters were so busy getting attention from British news outlets, that they forgot to include local Polish media.
Walesa. Man of hope will be in cinemas across UK and EIRE from October 18.
Jacek Wozniak - ORLA.fm