The Promised Land (15) + Introductions by Andrzej Wajda and David Thompson

7.30pm / Opening Night Gala

7 March 2013
Cinema 1

Standard - 10.50 online /
11.50 on the door

Barbican Members - 8.40 online /
9.20 on the door

Concessions - 9.50 online /
10.50 on the door

Under 18s 6

50p online booking fee, 60p telephone booking fee per transaction - click here for more information on booking fees

subject to availability
 sold out

A story of three ambitious men searching for their dreams of prosperity by starting a modern textile factory together. This Dickensian tale of greed, exploitation, and betrayal earned director Andrzej Wajda the first of his four Best Foreign Film Oscar nominations.

Poland 1974 Dir Andrzej Wajda 150 min

The screening is preceded by a filmed address from the director and an introduction by writer David Thompson. Unfortunately, the post-screening Q&A with lead actor Wojciech Pszoniak will no longer take place. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Part of 11th Kinoteka Polish Film Festival

Please arrive promptly at the advertised start time

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