Far from Poland
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After Jill Godmilow failed to gain entry into Poland in the early 1980s to make a documentary on the Gdansk strike and the Solidarity movement, she created this docudrama that is meant to tell her story, as well as that of the strikers and the woman who began it all, Anna Walentynowicz (Elzbieta Komorowska). Undoubtedly upset at being rejected, the contrast between Godmilow's problems and the difficulties faced by the down-to-earth Anna is uncomfortably great. Anna has been fired from her job after 30 years of dedicated service at minimal wages, and the workers rally around her -- marking… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"[A] highly personal, quirky, thoughtful and cohesive consideration of Poland's anguish."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"An insightful look at the situation in Poland, Far from Poland is not only highly informative (an expectation of any documentary) but manages to stretch the boundaries of fiction and documentary dramatically."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"This is a documentary about Godmilow's attempts to make a documentary about the Solidarity movement -- and if that sounds tortuous, wait until you see the movie."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Dry but informative political documentary about Poland's Solidarity movement in the early 1980s."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Made up of fragments of dreams, autobiography, documentary footage and re- enacted interviews in New York, this personal collage-movie doesn't add up to very much."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
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