Maids of Wilko

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Maids of Wilko ★★ The Young Ladies of Wilko; Panny z Wilka; The Young Girls of Wilko 1979

Wajda's adaptation of Jaroslav Iwaszkiewicz's memoirs set in the late ‘20s. Viktor Ruben (Olbrychski) reexamines his life following the death of a friend. He returns to the home of his aunt and uncle in Wilko where he renews friendships with five sisters on a neighboring estate in an attempt to resurrect a happier past. Lots of fruitless romantic yearning. In French and Polish with English subtitles. 118m/C VHS, DVD . PL FR Daniel Olbrychski, Christine Pascal, Maja Komorowska, Anna Seniuk, Krystyna Zachwatowicz, Stanislawa Celinska, Zofia Jaroszewska, Tadeusz Bialoszczynski; D: Andrzej Wajda; W: Zbigniew Kaminski.