A film about bricklayer Józef Malesa, a former ‘leading laborer’ and Communist Party activist. Malesa reminisces about his past, the Stalinist years and the turmoil of October 1956. The film provides a view of Polish history through the eyes of someone who was first seduced by the enthusiasm of building a new reality and then disappointed by the new order. @culture.pl
The Mason (1973, colour, 17 min.): A documentary account of a bricklayer and his career, riddled with frustrations amid political change in Poland. In the end, he forsakes the success that the Communist Party offered him in bureaucratic positions and returns to laying bricks. He voices a romantic attachment to his trade and the satisfaction of building something that endures.
– Joseph G. Kickasola, The Films of Krzysztof Kieslowski, 2006
319MB | 16m 27s | 745×542 | mkv