Gorgeous, altough I might be biased here,as I have always loved the book. This is a theatre style production though and a very good adaptation of Mickiewicz's epic novel. Nonetheless, unlike some of Wajda's former productions, this is is a very 'lightweight' film. But it's still useful to know the historical background to be able to appreciate it. An those wonderful shots - it reminds you that Wajda has first trained as an artist painter. The cast, on the ther hand, is so equisite, that I find it a bit distracting. A sky full of Polish film and theatre stars.