Film: The Promised Land (directed by Andrzej Waidja)


Location: DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 1976 Academy Awards, Andrzej Wajda’s powerful drama follows three friends — a Polish nobleman, a German, and a Jew, — who pool their resources to build a successful textile factory. But ruthless business tactics and an ill-fated affair risk both their personal and financial capital. In the vein of Dickens, Wajda’s fascinating portrait of Lodz during the birth of gritty 19th-century capitalism is also a moving tale of male friendship. Free for ND Students.