CINEMA

The Ashes (1965) — A Highly Objective Historical Epos About Poland & Napoleonic Wars

Pola Raksa and Daniel Olbrychski in Popioly (1965) by Andrzej Wajda. Photo: Telemagazyn.pl

There are historical movies that bring excitement to the viewer’s eye by their costumes and visual appearance. However, a visually pompous cinematographic work can sometimes lack substance and historically accurate details. Originally known, as Popioly, The Ashes is a historical epos directed by the iconic…

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