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Everything for Sale: A film about Zbyszek Cybulski


Roly Poly: The need to create a contemporary film
Andrzej Wajda Film-maker
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Film Przekładaniec niezależnie od tego, że zrobiłem wielki błąd, że nie zamieniłem tego opowiadania w dłuższe opowiadanie, które by pozwoliło mi zrobić film pełnometrażowy, kolorowy przede wszystkim i do kina, dało mi jednak takie... ożywiłem się i pomyślałem sobie, że jest czas, żeby zrobić jakiś film współczesny, żeby nie zagłębiać się dalej ani w stronę fikcji, ani w stronę historii, tylko zrobić jakiś film współczesny. Tym bardziej, że powoli w naszym środowisku wykreowało się środowisko artystów. Środowisko ludzi, którzy robią filmy, aktorów, no, krótko mówiąc – to wszystko, co mnie otaczało i razem ze mną wyrastało i stawało się moim światem.

This film Roly Poly gave me a kind of... revitalised me even though I'd made a big mistake in not turning this into a longer story which I could have used for a feature-length, colour film for the cinema. I decided it was time I made a contemporary film, not to go deeper into fiction or history but to make a contemporary film especially since artists were beginning to appear among the people with whom I kept company. They were people who made films, actors, in short, everything that surrounded me and that had grown up with me and become my world.

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: Roly Poly

Duration: 57 seconds

Date story recorded: August 2003

Date story went live: 24 January 2008