Pearl In The Crown

Pearl In The Crown

dir.

Kazimierz Kutz

1971, 1 h 51 min

Mid-1930s Silesia. Jaś has a wife and two little sons and works in an unprofitable coal mine to be shut down. A strike breaks out. Families help strikers despite the police surrounding the site. Petitions to the government are to no avail, and coal mine managers remain adamant, so workers go on a hunger strike. As a result, the police brutally pacifies the demonstration, but miners are determined enough to issue one more demand.

Selected awards

Lubuskie Film Summer 1972: Golden Grape; award for an actor in a leading role (Franciszek Pieczka); Don Quixote Award of the Polish Federation of Film Discussion Clubs

Milan IFF 1972: Golden Globe

Panama IFF 1972: Grand Prix; award for directing (Kazimierz Kutz)

European Youth Film Festival in Antwerp 1973: Mediorama Award


written by Kazimierz Kutz
director of photography Stanisław Loth
music Wojciech Kilar 

production design Bolesław Kamykowski 
costume design Barbara Ptak 
make-up Irena Kosecka
sound Stanisław Piotrowski
edited by Irena Choryńska 
cast Łucja Kowolik, Olgierd Łukaszewicz, Jan Englert, Franciszek Pieczka, Jerzy Cnota
production Zespół Filmowy Wektor
production manager Tadeusz Baljon

Legend
Main Competition
Konkurs Inne Spojrzenie
Short Film Competition
Sekcje pozakonkursowe

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