Is this MUBI worthy?: The Conductor/Dyrygent. Andrzej Wajda, 1980, 102 min. Shooting in the U.S. for the first time, Wajda tells the story of John/Jan Lasocki (John Gielgud), an internationally famous orchestra conductor who emigrated from his native Poland 50 years ago. Marta (Krystyna Janda), the daughter of his first love, seeks him out, creating an interest Lasocki has not known in years. He even agrees to return to Poland and conduct the provincial orchestra in which Marta was a featured soloist. That’s hardly welcome news to Adam (Andrzej Seweryn), Marta’s husband and the orchestra’s regular conductor, who’s rumored to have gotten his position thanks to party connections. A meditation on the grey area between art and life.