Eternal Wanderer, The | Wieczny tułacz – dir. Grzegorz Królikiewicz, 2012

date: 29/07/2012 time: 11:30 place: Allianz Cinema film program: in the short run artistic program: films

PL | 2012 | 51 min
reż|dir Grzegorz Królikiewicz prod|pro Witold Będkowski scen|wr Grzegorz Królikiewicz zdj|ph Zbigniew Pietrzkiewicz, Zdzisław Kaczmarek muz|mus Gustav Mahler mon|ed Jarosław Kamiński, Justyna Król ob|cast Tadeusz Jaworski dys|dis Studio Filmowe N

Tadeusz Jaworski, today an 83-year-old inhabitant of Canada, once one of the most prominent Polish film-makers. The importance of his creative work, the exceptional dramatic character of wartime ordeals, and finally the expulsion from Poland in 1968 as a result of an organised political attack – this is the groundwork for Jaworski’s description of his life and work. He is Jewish by blood and Polish by culture. He repudiated his ancestral consciousness as a result of the tragedy of Holocaust. He gained a different consciousness: that of a Polish patriot, sharing his fate with his compatriots in Podolia. When he is forced to leave by the political authorities, he is bid affectionately farewell by the few friends he has, and – interestingly– they are all goys: Janusz Nasfeter, Witold Lesiewicz, Józef Kuśmierek.

Grzegorz Królikiewicz (1939)
Outstanding Polish director, scriptwriter, theorist of cinema. In 1962 he graduated from the Law Faculty at the University of Łódź. In 1981-83, artistic director of the “Aneks” film group. Since 1981, research fellow at the PWSFTviT Film School in Łódź. In 2003-2005 artistic director of the Nowy Theatre in Łódź. Author of innovative works that constituted a breakthrough for the development of film language, such as “Through and Through” (1972) and “Killing Auntie” (1984).