Salt of the Black Earth

Date
Hour
Place
28/07
10:00
THE LUBELSKIE CINEMA


Sól ziemi czarnej
reż|dir Kazimierz Kutz | PL | 1969 | 98 min
prod|pro Tadeusz Baljon scen|wr Kazimierz Kutz zdj|ph Wiesław Zdort muz|mus Wojciech Kilar mon|ed Irena Choryńska ob|cast Olgierd Łukaszewicz, Jan Englert, Jerzy Bińczycki, Jerzy Cnota, Wiesław Dymny, Bernard Krawczyk dys|dis KADR

DESCRIPTION

The film was made with an extraordinary momentum. A poetic ballad, almost fairytale, yet folk, intertwining the perspective of the old miner's family and his seven sons in a broader historical context - the third Silesian Uprising. An award-winning masterpiece that eludes genre classifications. The seven sons of old Basista joint the fight with Germans for their hometown to become Polish. The youngest Gabriel, wearing a conquered German uniform, crosses the battle line and falls in love with a German nurse. During intense and bloody fights, many insurgents, including the head of the family and three brothers, are killed, and injured Gabriel is carried by girls across the border stream. He's meeting with fight survivors there.


AWARDS
1970 Grenoble MSMiF Grand Prix
1970 Łagów Lubusz Film Summer – Grand Prix Golden Grape
1970 State Award of the 1st degree
1970 Łagów Lubusz Film Summe – Award for Best Screenplay
1970 Łagów Lubusz Film Summer – Award for Best Cinematography
1970 Łagów Lubusz Film Summer – Award for best Stage Design

DIRECTOR
Kazimierz Kutz (1929-2018) He is an outstanding Polish film, television and theatre director, columnist, writer and politician. Graduate of the Directing Department of the State Higher School of Film, Television and Theatre in Łódź. Representative of the Polish Film School, co-founder of the Polish Filmmakers Association. He was strongly connected with his native Silesia, to which he devoted six films, including Silesian triptych Salt of the Black Earth, Pearl in the Crown and Beads of One Rosary. Winner of numerous Polish and foreign awards, including the special Polish Film Award Orzeł (Eagle) and Platynowe Lwy (Platinum Lions) for his artistic achievements.

FILMOGRAPHY
1995 Pułkownik Kwiatkowski|Colonel Kwiatkowski
1994 Zawrócony|The Convert
1994 Śmierć jak kromka chleba|Death as a Slice of Bread
1979 Paciorki jednego różańca|The Beads of One Rosary
1971 Perła w koronie|Pearl in the Crown
1969 Sól ziemi czarnej|Salt of The Black Earth
1966 Ktokolwiek wie|Whoever May Know
1963 Milczenie|Silence
1961 Ludzie z pociągu|Panic on a Train
1960 Nikt nie woła|Nobody’s Calling
1958 Krzyż Walecznych|Cross of Valor

© Festiwal Filmu i Sztuki Dwa Brzegi Kazimierz Dolny Janowiec nad Wisłą
Projekt i realizacja: Tomasz Żewłakow