The Ashes

The original camera negative of Andrzej’s Wajda 4-hour-long masterpiece “The Ashes” (1965) was brutally censored by the communist regime for screening at Cannes Festival in 1966. The movie was re-cut from the original runtime of from 235 minutes to only 169 minutes. The original director’s cut was found on an inter-positive print which was in pretty bad shape in comparison to the OCN. To retain as much quality as possible Fixafilm team decided to mix and match both sources and saved 150 minutes of the original camera negative footage, using only 85 minutes from the inter-positive print.

Directed by

Andrzej Wajda


1965 / Poland / 226"


Jerzy Lipman

Film rights owner

Studio Filmowe Zebra

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