History of Sin

History of Sin

The third adaptation (previous ones from 1911 and 1933) of one of the most popular and certainly most controversial novels written by Stefan Żeromski. Meticulously precise in historical details and visually stunning, the film is faithful to its literary original – a tragic story about beautiful and sinful Ewa Pobratymska pushed by love to the bottom of humiliation. “[…] ‘The story of sin’ is first of all a story of love and love is a part of human existence”, said the director in an interview. “The adaptation of this book was a perfect pretext to make a popular film – a melodrama that would move people just like the book used to move its readers back then.”

written and directed by Walerian Borowczyk
director of photography Zygmunt Samosiuk
production design by Teresa Barska
costume design by Jerzy Szeski
set decorator Marek Iwaszkiewicz
sound by Jan Czerwiński
edited by Lidia Pacewicz
cast Grażyna Długołęcka (Ewa), Jerzy Zelnik (Łukasz), Olgierd Łukaszewicz (Szczerbic), Roman Wilhelmi (Pochroń), Marek Walczewski (Płaza-Spławski), Karolina Lubieńska (matka Ewy), Zdzisław Mrożewski (ojciec Ewy), Zbigniew Zapasiewicz (ksiądz Jutkiewicz), Mieczysław Voit (hrabia Bodzenta)
produced by Zespół Filmowy TOR
production manager Helena Nowicka

Legenda
Sekcje pozakonkursowe