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Hamlet performed in Wawel Castle


Krystyna Zachwatowicz - wife and set designer
Andrzej Wajda Film-maker
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No tu muszę powiedzieć, że w tych wszystkich spektaklach towarzyszyła mi Krystyna Zachwatowicz, moja żona, jako scenograf. Od przedstawienia Biesy, do którego robiła kostiumy, poprzez wszystkie następne pracowaliśmy razem i tu w każdym z tych spektakli wielki jej udział. Nie tylko jako scenografa, ale Krystyna fantastyczne miała zrozumienie teatru i bardzo często wiele pomysłów teatralnych to są pomysły, które, że tak powiem, przychodziły z jej strony.

I have to add that in all of these plays I was working with Krystyna Zachwatowicz, my wife, and she was the set designer. From the play The Devils, for which she made the costumes, through all of the subsequent plays, we worked together and her participation in each of them was huge. She didn't just design the sets, for Krystyna has a wonderful understanding of theatre and often many of the ideas in the theatre came from her.

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: The Devils, Krystyna Zachwatowicz

Duration: 35 seconds

Date story recorded: August 2003

Date story went live: 24 January 2008