The Oscar Committee, launched on June 17th, 2013 by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage Bogdan Zdrojewski, with Waldemar Krzystek (przewodniczący), Andrzej Bart, Marek Hendrykowski, Barbara Hollender, Izabela Kiszka-Hoflik, Bartosz Konopka, Arthur Reinhart, Agnieszka Odorowicz as its members, chose Wałęsa. Człowiek z nadziei (Wałęsa. Man of Hope) by Andrzej Wajda the Polish candidate for the Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category.
The role of Wałęsa was played by Robert Więckiewicz. The film also stars Agnieszka Grochowska (Danuta Wałęsa), Maria Rosaria Omaggio (Oriana Fallaci) . The cinematographer credit goes to Paweł Edelman.
Wałęsa. Man of Hope was produced by Akson Studio, and co-produced by Telewizja Polska SA – Film Agency, Telekomunikacja Polska, Canal+ Poland, Narodowe Centrum Kultury. The film received financial support from the Polish Film Institute.