"Postscriptum Polonistyczne" Nr 1 (2016), s. 105-114
The Polish reaction to Peter Weir’s film The Way Back (2010) was centred on a discussion
about the credibility of its literary prototype, Sławomir Rawicz’s book The long walk (1955).
The author of the article does not discuss this controversy; she prefers to concentrate on the adaptation that was chosen by the director, who combines different interpretations of the
phenomenon of freedom in his movie. Weir’s approach can be regarded as transnational and
such a perspective is suggested as a context for the interpretation of The Way Back.