A masterful story about the limitations of the press, coupled with real footage of the Solidarity movement strikes, Andrzej Wajda’s Man of Iron expands on the plot of its predecessor, Man of Marble. The film examines the events leading to one of the most crucial historical events of the 20th century. The movie was produced in haste at the express wish of the ship- yard workers with the use of their own archives to support the strike. It features, among others, future Nobel Prize Winner and Polish President Lech Walęsa as himself, and captures the passion, tragedy and anxiety of the times. Palme d’Or and Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, 1981 Cannes Film Festival.