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Historia kina w Popielawach
(1998)

AKA: History of Cinema in Popielawy

Country: Poland

Genre: Drama

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Synopsis

In the 1960s, 10-year-old Staszek (Tomasz Krysiak), the narrator of this film, is sent to visit his grandparent's village of Popielawy, where he writes in his diary about his school-friend Józef (Michal Jasinski). Józef comes from a family of blacksmiths, all of whom bear the name Jozef. Since he is the sixth consecutive son to be called Józef, he is nicknamed Szustek ("The Sixth"). Roughly one hundred years before - a quarter of a century before Edison and the Lumière Brothers - the first Józef invented a cinematographic apparatus by which he was able to project images drawn onto the bladders of fish and pigs, making them 'come to life'. A hundred or so years later, and Józef's descendent Szustek is determined to re-construct this apparatus, despite the opposition of his father, who is equally determined that the boy follow his forefathers and become a blacksmith.

Notes

  • The (Region 2) DVD releases of this film (Amazon UK links at top right of this page) do not have English subtitles. The film can be viewed on YouTube with English subtitles (link below), albeit with a picture quality significantly inferior to that of the DVDs.

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Cast

  • Michal Jasinski
    (Szustek, Józef Andryszek VI)
  • Tomasz Krysiak
    (Staszek)
  • Krzysztof Majchrzak
    (Józef Andryszek V)
  • Bartosz Opania
    (Józef Andryszek I)
  • Grazyna Blecka-Kolska
    (Chanutka V)
  • Joanna Orleanska
    (Chanutka I)
  • Franciszek Pieczka
    (Uncle Janek)
  • Mariusz Saniternik
    (Kulawik)

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Extraordinarily beautiful. Probably among my top 20 favourite films ever.

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