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Filmmaker Wajda receives Poland's top distinction

Filmmaker Wajda receives Poland's top distinction

Poland's Oscar-winning filmmaker Andrzej Wajda has received the nation's highest distinction for having shaped the generation of the Solidarity freedom movement through his art.
Wajda received the Order of the White Eagle with a blue sash from President Bronislaw Komorowski in a ceremony at the presidential palace on Monday. The 300-year-old order was restored in 1992.
Komorowski said that the 85-year-old Wajda had served "great causes" with his movies and "helped shape the generation of Solidarity" in the 1990s.
In 2000 Wajda was awarded an honorary Oscar for his lifetime achievement in cinema. His artistically refined movies often talked about key or painful moments in Poland's history and their effect on the lives of individual people.


Updated : 2021-03-06 04:36 GMT+08:00