A recollection of Wojciech Młynarski at 42nd PFF
The 42nd Polish Film Festival in Gdynia and BEST FILM – the distributor – invite to a screening of a documentary film directed by Alicja Albrecht, entitled “Młynarski. The finale song”.
“A song is such a tiny item which can easily provoke thinking but, unfortunately, cannot replace it,” Wojciech Młynarski says. In over 3500 songs, he portrayed his contemporaries, creating a Chronicle of Poland and Poles. W Polskę idziemy, Niedziela na głównym, Róbmy swoje, or Jeszcze w zielone gramy still remain the most accurate and severe images of Poland. “In those miniatures of his, the Polish People’s Republic was reflected more clearly than in a three-part novel, for example,” says Janusz Głowacki in the film. Archival materials, photographs, video shows, until now unknown and some created especially for the needs of the film, recall his most beautiful songs.
Wojciech Młynarski’s friends and relatives also speak in the film – among others, Janusz Gajos, Janusz Głowacki, Jerzy Derfel, Janusz Sent, Włodzimierz Korcz, Ewa Bem, Janusz Stokłosa, Irena Santor, Michał Bajo, Magda Zawadzka, Krystyna Janda – those who created with him and with whom he created, outstanding composers, actors, singers. Those honest, uncensored stories have built a portrait of an unusual artist but also of a person with a clear crack, struggling with human weaknesses.
The screening of the film at the 42nd Polish Film Festival will be held on Tuesday, 19th September 2017, at 2:30 pm, in Morskie Oko screening room, in Gdynia Film Centre. Before the screening, we invite you to a meeting with Alicja Albrecht.
directed and written by: Alicja Albrecht
director of photography: Tadeusz Kieniewicz
sound: Remigiusz Botiuk
editing: Maciej Szydłowski
production: Blue Screen Sp. z o.o., TVP SA, Mazowiecki Fundusz Filmowy
distribution in Poland: Best Film CO
cinema premiere: 3rd November 2017
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