Iga Cembrzynska

  • Andrzej Kondratiuk – Pelnia AKA Full Moon (1979)

    Although neither his wife nor his friends can understand him, a Varsovian architect leaves the hustle bustle of Warsaw to find peace and make new friends while living in a small village.

    Andrzej Kondratiuk made “Pełnia” ten years after his famous feature debut “A hole in the ground”. This intimate tale of escape from the big city, constant rush, empty friendships, refers to Kondratiuk’s cinematic debut both in its climate and paradoxical form. The action of both films takes place in a small rural community, which is about to come into contact with the big city civilization. For the time being, the life of the village dwellers is still flowing lazy, measured by the rhythm of nature, and the newcomer from the city brings only some revival.Read More »

  • Wojciech Has – Rekopis znaleziony w Saragossie aka The Saragossa Manuscript (1965)

    During the Napoleonic Wars a young French officer seeks shelter in an abandoned building in the town of Saragossa. In this building he discovers a rather odd book, and when an enemy officer attempts to arrest him, the the second officer is also drawn to narrate the book which seems to have been written by his own grandfather (Zbigniew Cybulski). Soon the officer’s grandfather finds himself immersed within a story of fleeing gypsy cannibals, married to Muslim sisters … in his dreams, and on the run from the Spanish Inquisition. But when he meets up with a Cabalist and his storytelling friends, that is when things start to get truly interesting.Read More »

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