House of Writers

Poland / 2019 / documentary / 61' / Polish Documentary Panorama

The legendary Writers’ House at Krupnicza Street in Kraków was a unique place on an international scale. After the war it became a foothold for homeless authors. In 1945-1996 over 100 of them lived there (including Szymborska, Kisielewski, Mrożek, Różewicz and Gałczyński). Nowadays, Jerzy Kisielewski and Jan Polewka, both sons of its eminent lodgers, meet there to remember the anecdotes from the ‘House of Bards’ and reminisce about the unforgettable atmosphere of the place and its transitive nature as reflected in the stage directions for ‘The Card Index’ by Tadeusz Różewicz.

directed by
Marek GajczakQ&A guest

cinematography
Marek Gajczak, Dariusz Jarzyna
script
Marek Gajczak, Jan Polewka
animated by
Alicja Kot
music
Zygmunt Konieczny
sound
Michał Korzeniowski
editing
Aleksandra Idzikowska
production
Aneta Zagórska (Krakow Film Klaster)
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House of Writers
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