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89’

Benek Blues

Poland 1999 / 56’

director:Katarzyna Maciejko-Kowalczyk
screenplay:Katarzyna Maciejko-Kowalczyk
cinematography:Jacek Petrycki
montage:Katarzyna Maciejko-Kowalczyk
production:Studio Filmowe Kalejdoskop, Telewizja Polska - Program I
language:Polish

In her film, Katarzyna Maciejko-Kowalczyk speaks about sacrifice for another person. Her characters, almost physically tied to beds, attempt to overcome their own limits by helping each other. This extraordinary image of sacrifice was noticed by the Jury of the Polish Short Films Festival in Kraków, and it obtained the highest prize - the Golden Dragon.

The Time Falls

Poland 1977 / 14’

director:Witold Stok
director's cooperation:Piotr Latałło, Katarzyna Maciejko, Barbara Okoń, Krzysztof Wierzbicki, A. Klimowski - Pinxit
screenplay:Witold Stok
cinematography:Jacek Petrycki
production:Wytwórnia Filmów Dokumentalnych w Warszawie
language:Polish

A documentary about Powązki Cemetery, made by the distinguished Polish cinematographer Witold Stok. Also other persons, who usually have various functions in the production process, participated in the creation of this film: Krzysztof Wierzbicki (documentarist), Katarzyna Maciejko (editor) and Piotr Latałło (cinematographer).

Wół

Poland 1977 / 19’

director:Józef Cyrus
screenplay:Józef Cyrus
cinematography:Józef Cyrus
montage:Katarzyna Maciejko
production:Wytwórnia Filmów Dokumentalnych w Warszawie
language:Polish

Graduation work by Józef Cyrfus, who completed his studies at the Cinematography Department of the National Film, Television & Theatre School in Łódź. The film shows the everyday toil of an elderly farmer and it obtained the Golden Dragon at the International Short Films Festival in Kraków in 1978, as well as the award for the best short-film directorial debut from the weekly Film.

Katarzyna Maciejko-Kowalczyk (1949 - 2008) is one of the most talented Polish editors. Her filmography includes more than 80 films, and among them there are such famous pieces as: Robotnicy 80 by Andrzej Chodakowski, Such Is My Karma by Grzegorz Pacek and 89 mm from Europe by Marcel Łoziński. With the latter, she worked on a majority of his films. She won applause as director of several works, including the famous Benek Blues, awarded with the Golden Dragon at the Polish Short Films Festival in Kraków. Apart from filmmaking, she also practiced artistic photography. She was also a lecturer at Andrzej Wajda Master School of Directing.

 

Filmography:

1974 Wizyta towarzysza Breżniewa (dok. / doc.)

1977 Wół (kr.m., dok. / short, doc.)

1977 Białe tango (kr.m., dok. / short, doc.)

1977 Zapada czas (kr.m., dok. / short, doc.)

1979 W tym szaleństwie (kr.m. / short)

1980 Próba mikrofonu (kr.m., dok. / short, doc.)

1980 Robotnicy 80 (dok. / doc.)

1981 Wzywamy was (kr.m., dok. / short, doc.)

1986 Ćwiczenia warsztatowe (kr.m., dok. / short, doc.)

1990 Las katyński (dok. / doc.)

1993 Tata Kazika (dok. / doc.)

1993 89 mm od Europy (kr.m., dok. / short, doc.)

1997 Bareizm (dok. / doc.)

1998 Żeby nie bolało (dok. / doc.)

1998 Pięć moich matek (kr.m., dok. / short, doc.)

1999 Benek Blues (dok. / doc.)

2000 Jestem zły (kr.m., dok. / short, doc.)

2002 Pamiętam (dok. / doc.)

2006 Jeden dzień w PRL (dok. / doc.)

2006 Jak to się robi (dok. / doc.)

2007 A gdyby tak się stało (dok. / doc.)