Andrzej Wajda - Katyn
Anne McElvoy discusses Andrzej Wajda's controversial film Katyn, which depicts the massacre of thousands of Polish soldiers by the Soviet Army in Katyn forest in 1940.
Anne McElvoy discusses Katyn, the latest film by Andrzej Wajda, which depicts one of the most controversial massacres of the Second World War - the murder of thousands of Polish soldiers by the Soviet Army in Katyn forest in 1940.
The slaughter has been a source of tension between Poland and Russia right up to the present day - even though President Gorbachev confirmed Soviet responsibility in 1990 - and the film has elicited mixed responses as to whether it offers an even-handed account of events. Wajda is one of Poland's most famous directors and his own father was killed in the Katyn forest.