Osobitsy Pamietnik Grzesznika
The Diary of a Sinner is based on the novel Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Jusified Sinner, by the Scottish writer James Hogg, who lived from 1770 to 1835. It seems to me that the film, following the idea of the book, is an analisis in the form of a fairy tale, that explores the dark side of the soul. It confronts God and Evil, Innocence and Sin. The original text has been used to weawe the web that brings together both reality and imagination. It is this that has determined the structuring of the film, and its reading at several levels. I think that this theme, already touched on in The Saragossa Manuscrit, then developped in The Sandglass, is once again the subject of this film. Wojciech J. Has
He was born in Cracovia and studied painting. He graduated at the Film Institute and became assistant director at EFS in Lodz. He made many short documentary films and shcolar ones. He directed his first full length film in 1958.
Production : Polish Corporation pour Unit Rondo Filmproduction Vente à l’étranger : Film Polski, Varsovie, Pologne
Title in Original Version : Journal intime d'un pêcheur