The Saragossa Manuscript
In Saragossa, in the midst of the clamour of Napoleo’s campaign, two officers of estranged parties are amicably hunching over an old manuscript… It is 1739. Captain Alfons van Worden traverses the wild Sierra Morena mountains. He pays no attention to warnings about demons, invisible hands that fall into the void, and deserted inns where evil ghosts wander. He stops at one of them for one night, unaware of initiating a whole series of unusual and terrible events which will penetrate his uncomplicated psyche. A brilliant adaptation of one of the greatest works of the world fantasy literature, a novel by the 18th century writer, scientist and traveller, Jan Potocki.
Guests of the 42nd PFF: Barbara Krafftówna, Beata Tyszkiewicz
written by Tadeusz Kwiatkowski based on the novel by Jan Potocki
director of photography Mieczysław Jahoda
music Krzysztof Penderecki
production design Jerzy Skarżyński, Tadeusz Myszorek
costume design Lidia Skarżyńska, Jerzy Skarżyński
make-up Zbigniew Dobracki
sound Bohdan Bieńkowski
edited by Krystyna Komosińska
cast Zbigniew Cybulski, Iga Cembrzyńska, Elżbieta Czyżewska, Gustaw Holoubek, Stanisław Igar
production Zespół Filmowy Kamera
production manager Ryszard Straszewski
Cyfrowe Repozytorium Filmowe (CRF) is the partner of the “Pure Classics – In Memoriam” section at the 42nd Polish Film Festival.