Wow, The Promised Land is a truly beautiful film (and transfer). Second Run has really outdone themselves with this choice of film. I'm not typically a Wadja fan, but the two films they've chosen so far to represent him are leagues above anything else I've encountered. The movie is nothing like any other Polish film I've seen with the poetic metaphor that seems to drive the filmmaking beyond the threadbones of the story. All of the shots are just so beautifully crafted like the one of the burning building with the light pouring out suggesting there's nothing beyond what we see. I can't wait to dig into the rest of the set.
I'll probably be watching Wajda's 'Innocent Sorcerers' from the first set, tonight; after loving 'Goodbye, See You Tomorrow', and 'Night Train' already.
I'm probably with you on 'Wajda', knives: 'Ashes and Diamonds', yes, and to a certain extent 'Danton', but not sold on the 'Man' duo.
But I liked the sound of The Promised Land
, which reminded me of what I liked best about 'Danton'