Jerzy Kawalerowicz

  • Jerzy Kawalerowicz – Cien AKA Shadow (1956)

    A man has been found dead after having been hurled from a train. As security agents, police and a medical examiner piece together his identity, three accounts emerge: one set during World War II, one in the immediate aftermath of the war, and one in contemporary Poland.Read More »

  • Jerzy Kawalerowicz – Prawdziwy koniec wielkiej wojny AKA Real End of the Great War (1957)

    Polish filmmaker Jerzy Kawalerowicz, who helped define the Polish School of the 1950s and 1960s with Andrzej Wajda, offers a melancholy meditation on the impact of WWII and the Holocaust.Roza and Juliusz marry just before the outbreak of WWII in Poland. When Juliusz is deported to a concentration camp, Roza fears the worst. Convinced he will never return, she falls in love with another man and starts a new life. When Juliusz returns after the war, Roza reluctantly tries to care for him but her life has changed and his scars are too deep. (-Polart)Read More »

  • Jerzy Kawalerowicz – Matka Joanna od aniolów AKA Mother Joan of the Angels (1961)

    In the seventeenth century, Father Suryn arrives in Ludyn, a village on what was then the eastern border of Poland, to perform exorcisms on the Ursuline nuns who are allegedly possessed by the devil. While trying to drive evil spirits out of the body of the prioress, Mother Joan, Father Suryn starts experiencing uncomfortably secular and sensual feelings towards her.Read More »

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