Wajda's beautiful rendition of Mickiewicz's epic poem. I don't know how much a non-Polish audience will get from this. The 19th century literary Polish is tough, and I can't imagine trying to keep up with the story via subtitles. I'm a sucker for Wajda and Olbrychski, and the beauty of the film alone is worth a view. It helps if you have a native Pole nearby ( I did). You don't graduate from high school in Poland unless you know this story front and back, and are able to quote sections from it on your exit exams. A note: Alicja Bachleda-Curus makes her debut (I think). I recently saw her in Ondine, which I very much enjoyed.