Inner Life | Życie wewnętrzne – dir. Marek Koterski, 1986

date: 03/08/2012 time: 10:00 place: PGE Cinema film program: retrospective of Marek Koterski artistic program: films

PL | 1986 | 86 min
reż|dir Marek Koterski pro|pro Jerzy Kajetan Frykowski scen|wr Marek Koterski zdj|ph Jacek Bławut muz|mus Unisława Głażewska mon|ed Mirosława Garlicka ob|cast Wojciech Wysocki, Joanna Sienkiewicz, Maria Probosz,  Jolanta Nowak  dys|dis WFDiF


Michał Miauczyński (Wojciech Wysocki) an inhabitant of an unsightly block of flats where a “vampire” at large is sexually harassing women, feels that his live is passing him by. His boring existence comprises never-ending struggle with the surrounding world and unsatisfactory life with his wife, whom he wishes he could kill but is afraid to thus ruin his life. Discrepancy between his unfulfilled ambitions and disappointing reality is a source of aggression, his eternal resentments towards the world, and escapism. Frustrated, Miauczynski finds relief in humiliating his wife, evening walks when he indulges in his addiction (being an unsuccessful smoking quitter) and in fantasising about sexual relations with his neighbours.

The Koszalin Debut Films Festival – “The Young and Cinema” 1978 – jury special mention and an award of Regional Management to Association of Polish Socialist Youth in Slupsk for the best film
Gdynia Film Festival 1987 – Silver Lions for direction to Marek Koterski and Bronze Lions for editing to Miroslawa Garlicka, Award by Film Critics Club “Syrenka Warszawska” for a feature film