Housemaster, The | Klucznik – dir. Wojciech Marczewski, 1979

date: 02/08/2012 time: 11:30 place: Allianz Cinema film program: Wiesław Myśliwski artistic program: films

PL | 1979 | 80 min
reż|dir Wojciech Marczewski  pro|pro Grzegorz Woźniak scen|wr Wojciech Marczewski zdj|ph Jerzy Zieliński muz|mus Zygmunt Konieczny mon|ed Narcyza Gaworska ob|cast Wirgiliusz Gryń, Tadeusz Łomnicki, Stanisława Celińska, Halina Gryglaszewska, Jerzy Radziwiłowicz dys|dis TVP


A film based on Wiesław Myśliwski’s drama. A small village during the changes associated with the agricultural reform in 1945. Despite the inevitable change, the steward artificially maintains the hitherto prevailing order of relations with the terminally ill count. Fully isolating the heir from the surrounding revolution is impossible, though. While he becomes increasingly aware of the gravity of the situation, the age-old ritual becomes a disturbing game between the two men.

Polish Television Art Festival in Olsztyn 1980 – Grand Prix for film direction, and the “Panoramas of the North” Award.

Wojciech Marczewski (1944)
Director, scriptwriter. Studied directing at the Film School (PWSTViT) in Łódź, as well as history and philosophy at the Łódź University. In the years 1964-68 he was an assistant in the “Se-Ma-For” studio and later in the film company  “Czołówka.” Gave lectures at The National Film and Television School in the UK from 1984. In the years 1989-91 he was a member of the Cinema Committee. Co-founder and one of the main lecturers at the Wajda School, opened in 2002 in Warsaw. Since 2008 a member of the Board of the Polish Film Art Institute, since 2011 – its chairman.