From the Country and from the World


Z kraju i ze świata
reż|dir Tomasz Zygadło | PL | 1982 | 19 min
prod|pro Katarzyna Zapasiewicz zdj|ph Jacek Petrycki, Piotr Latałło mon|ed Anna Wilska dys|dis WFDiF


A black-and-white reportage on the evolution of rock’n’roll: from a life philosophy to pure entertainment. The first part comprises newsreel films from the 1950s, the time when rock music was born, contrasting with the second part: coverage of the Bill Haley rock’n’roll contest held at the Warsaw University of Technology “Stodoła” club.

Tomasz Zygadło (1947-2011) documental filmmaker, film and theatre director, screenwriter and actor. Initially, he was mainly a documentary film director. He made his cinema debut with the film “Rebus” (1977), but he gained real fame three years later for the film “Ćma” / ”The Moth” (1980), featuring an outstanding performance by Roman Wilhelmi (best actor award at the Polish Film Festival in Gdynia and the festival in Moscow), as a radio journalist at a critical moment of his life. The black-and-white film was shot by the director’s brother – cinematographer Jacek Zygadło. In the 1990s, he directed mainly television spectacles, he also directed plays in several theatres, in Łódź, Krakow and Warsaw. He had cameos in several films (including Wajda’s and Kieślowski’s), he also starred in films he directed.

1985 Sceny dziecięce z życia z prowincji|Child’s Scenes of Provincial Life
1982 Z kraju i ze świata|From the country and from the world
1980 Ćma|The Moth
1977 Rebus
1976 Mikrofon dla wszystkich|A Microphone for Everyone
1975 Miłość|Love
1972 Gospodarze|Hosts
1971 Szkoła podstawowa|Primary School
1968 Made in Poland|Made in Poland

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Projekt i realizacja: Tomasz Żewłakow