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Synopsis

A plane heading for Paris becomes a time machine for Felicja. She travels back in time to the war-time Cracow where during the Second World War she offered a safe hiding place to her greatest love, actor Wiktor Rawicz, hunted by the German secret police Gestapo. The internal monologue of the main heroine recounts the painful history of their relationship. As it shows, sacrifice was not enough for her to be loved while love could not save anyone.
An excellent film adaptation of the eponymous novel by Kazimierz Brandys. The only masterpiece of the Polish Film School with a heroine, a fact which stresses – through a mocking reference to the famous scene from „Ashes and Diamonds” in which the main characters recall their fallen friends – the concealment of the war-time drama of women, that was taking place outside the boundaries of the „great history”.
The most magnificent part in the career of Barbara Krafftówna and Zbigniew Cybulski challenging the myth of Maciek Chełmicki, the protagonist of „Ashes and Diamonds”.

Director
Wojciech Has

(1925–2000) is often referred to as a visionary of Polish cinema. Graduated in 1946 from Cracow Film Institute, also studied painting. From 1947 to 1957 made a number of documentary shorts and educational films. In 1957, he began making full-length films. Throughout his long and prolific career, he directed such notable films as „The Saragossa Manuscript”, „The Doll” and „The Hour-Glass Sanatorium”.

Filmography
  • Selected Filmography:Petla (The Noose, 1958)
  • Rekopis znaleziony w Saragossie (The Saragossa Manuscript, 1965)
  • Pismak (1985)
Thu, 29.11.2018
7:45 pm
Tallinn, 
Kino Artis
Hall 2
141507
Subtitles: 
ENG
Screening code: 141507
Film info
Country: Poland
Year: 1963
Duration: 97 minutes
Languages: Polish, German, French
Director: Wojciech Has
Writer: Kazimierz Brandys
DOP: Stefan Matyjaszkiewicz
Montage: Zofia Dwornik
Composer: Lucjan Kaszycki
Cast: Barbara Krafftówna, Zbigniew Cybulski, Artur Mlodnicki, Wienczyslaw Glinski, Wieslawa Kwasniewska
Productions: WFF Wroclaw, ZRF "Kamera"
Distributor: Kadr Film Studio
Synopsis

A plane heading for Paris becomes a time machine for Felicja. She travels back in time to the war-time Cracow where during the Second World War she offered a safe hiding place to her greatest love, actor Wiktor Rawicz, hunted by the German secret police Gestapo. The internal monologue of the main heroine recounts the painful history of their relationship. As it shows, sacrifice was not enough for her to be loved while love could not save anyone.
An excellent film adaptation of the eponymous novel by Kazimierz Brandys. The only masterpiece of the Polish Film School with a heroine, a fact which stresses – through a mocking reference to the famous scene from „Ashes and Diamonds” in which the main characters recall their fallen friends – the concealment of the war-time drama of women, that was taking place outside the boundaries of the „great history”.
The most magnificent part in the career of Barbara Krafftówna and Zbigniew Cybulski challenging the myth of Maciek Chełmicki, the protagonist of „Ashes and Diamonds”.

Director
Wojciech Has

(1925–2000) is often referred to as a visionary of Polish cinema. Graduated in 1946 from Cracow Film Institute, also studied painting. From 1947 to 1957 made a number of documentary shorts and educational films. In 1957, he began making full-length films. Throughout his long and prolific career, he directed such notable films as „The Saragossa Manuscript”, „The Doll” and „The Hour-Glass Sanatorium”.

Filmography
  • Selected Filmography:Petla (The Noose, 1958)
  • Rekopis znaleziony w Saragossie (The Saragossa Manuscript, 1965)
  • Pismak (1985)