Silence

Date
Hour
Place
27/07
12:00
THE SMALL CINEMA


Milczenie
reż|dir Kazimierz Kutz | PL | 1963 | 95 min
prod|pro Jerzy Rutowicz scen|wr Jerzy Szczygieł, Kazimierz Kutz zdj|ph Wiesław Zdort muz|mus Wojciech Kilar mon|ed Irena Choryńska ob|cast Kazimierz Fabisiak, Mirosław Kobierzycki, Elżbieta Czyżewska, Maria Zbyszewska, Zbigniew Cybulski dys|dis KADR

DESCRIPTION

Poland 1945. Two homeless brothers live on the edge of the local community, no one is especially interested in their fate. When, a-s a result of an accident, the elder of them loses his sight, it is perceived as a just judgment and ‘divine punishment’ for an allegedly prepared assassination attempt on the church. The boy receives no support nor compassion, and the priest – the only person who could clear him of the charge – chooses the silence. The priest is old and infirm, and the whole situation is favorable to him, even mythical. The only heartfelt person is a nurse who helps the shattered hero to come back to life. Against all odds he's succeeding.


AWARDS
Venice IFF 1963 – nominated for Golden Lion

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