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Rough Treatment: The actors


Camouflage: Cinema of moral concern
Andrzej Wajda Film-maker
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Camouflage played a very important role in our cinematography because it revealed a completely different world, the world of universities, of academics. Zbigniew Zapasiewicz plays a fantastic role of an academic in this film. In a way, therefore, he became the symbol of new cinema, a cinema that tried to show reality as it was and which later developed in to the cinema of moral concern which had it's nest, so to speak, in Zespół Filmowy X.

Barwy ochronne odegrały ważną bardzo rolę w naszej kinematografii, bo pokazały jeszcze inny zupełnie świat, świat wyższych uczelni, świat naukowców. Zresztą tam też pojawił się Zbigniew Zapasiewicz, który zagrał fantastyczną rolę naukowca. Tak że w jakiś sposób on stał się symbolem tego nowego kina. Kina, które próbowało pokazać tą rzeczywistość, która... która wtedy istniała i która potem rozwinęła się właśnie w kinie moralnego niepokoju, które swoje gniazdo, że tak powiem, znalazło w Zespole Filmowym X.

Polish film director Andrzej Wajda (1926-2016) was a towering presence in Polish cinema for six decades. His films, showing the horror of the German occupation of Poland, won awards at Cannes and established his reputation as both story-teller and commentator on Poland's turbulent history. As well as his impressive career in TV and film, he also served on the national Senate from 1989-91.

Listeners: Jacek Petrycki

Cinematographer Jacek Petrycki was born in Poznań, Poland in 1948. He has worked extensively in Poland and throughout the world. His credits include, for Agniezka Holland, Provincial Actors (1979), Europe, Europe (1990), Shot in the Heart (2001) and Julie Walking Home (2002), for Krysztof Kieslowski numerous short films including Camera Buff (1980) and No End (1985). Other credits include Journey to the Sun (1998), directed by Jesim Ustaoglu, which won the Golden Camera 300 award at the International Film Camera Festival, Shooters (2000) and The Valley (1999), both directed by Dan Reed, Unforgiving (1993) and Betrayed (1995) by Clive Gordon both of which won the BAFTA for best factual photography. Jacek Petrycki is also a teacher and a filmmaker.

Tags: cinema of moral concern, Camouflage, Zespół Filmowy X, Zbigniew Zapasiewicz

Duration: 41 seconds

Date story recorded: August 2003

Date story went live: 24 January 2008