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Andrzej Wajda: 1926-2016

In his late masterpiece, the tragically underseen “Tatarak” (2009), Polish master Andrzej Wajda revealed the stylistic adventurousness and verve of a much younger artist with an intoxicating and bracing mixture of ardor and memory. Meanwhile, a great actress (Krystyna Janda) mourned the loss of her husband while preparing for her next film role as a small-town woman jolted out of her malaise by a handsome young stranger.
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