Audrey Azoulay, Minister of Culture and Communication, pays tribute to the memory of Andrzej Wajda, an immense European director and conscience.

His life and work have merged in the same heroic fight for freedom. They must inspire and enlighten us, at a time when certain peoples of Europe are tempted to renounce what deeply unites them, the love of freedom.

France is losing a great friend, whose work was supported very early on by the Cannes Film Festival.