Polish filmmaker Andrzej Wajda directs the psychological drama Panny z Wilka (released in the U.S. as The Young Girls of Wilko), based on the book by Jaroslaw Iwaszkiewicz. Set in the 1920s, WWI veteran Wiktor Ruben (Daniel Olbrychski) returns to the town where he had spent his childhood summers before the war.
He stays with his aunt (Zofia Jaroszewska) and uncle (Tadeusz Bialoszczynski). He also reunites with a family of women: Julcia (Anna Seniuk), Jola (Maja Komorowska), Zosia (Stanislawa Celinska), Kazia (Krystyna Zachwatowicz), and Tunia (Christine Pascal). Panny z Wilka was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film in the 1980 Academy Awards.