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52nd edition from May 13 to 23, 2020

Zmory

Fortnight 1979, Feature film, 1h51

Synopsis

Le mûrissement d’un enfant, puis d’un adolescent, tant du point de vue physique qu’intellectuel, et les choix que nous offre la vie, voilà le plus simple résumé de ce film. En réalité, ce qui m’a semblé important était de poser la question suivante : quelle chance a-t-on de conserver sa personnalité, quel choix possède un individu de décider de sa vie face aux pressions et aux stéréotypes sociaux, face aux institutions sacrées, face aux cauchemars de la vie quotidienne ? J’ai voulu soulever le problème du droit à déterminer son destin, et à défendre sa dignité humaine. Et je souhaiterais que personne ne soit dupé par l’aspect « historique » de mon film. Wojciech MARCZEWSKI

Director

Wojciech Marczewski

He was born in Poland. He studyied at the State Higher School of Film, Television and Theatre and went to university with the intention of studying philosophy and history but he returned to the film school. He received an Award of the Minister of Culture and Art 2nd class in the realm of cinema (for artistic achievement in the films « Zmory / Nightmares » and « Dreszcze / Shivers ») and a general award for cinematic achievement. He was granted the academic title of Professor of Film Art. He worked at the Studio Malych Form Filmowych Se-Ma-For (Se-Ma-For Studio of Small Film Forms) in Lodz, where he created « Lekcja anatomii / The Anatomy Lesson », a short film in which he combined live action with animated elements. He directed a number of television films, including related to World War II, often having stories that were set during, or in some other way linked into, the wartime German occupation of Poland. »Nightmares » came to be considered one of the most important debuts in post-World War II Polish cinema. Marczewski is viewed as making movies that are part of the creative current in Polish cinema.

Bronislaw Pawlik
Hanna Skarzanka
Janusz Michalowski
Maria Chwalibog
Piotr Lysak
Teresa Marczewska
Tomasz Hudziec

Scénario
Pawel Hajny, Wojciech Marczewski

Image
Wieslaw Zdort

Montage
Irena Chorynska

Musique
Zigmunt Konieczny

Production : ZESPOLY FILMOWE, ENSEMBLE TOR

Title in Original Version : Cauchemars