Guczo. Notes on Life

Poland / 2020 / documentary / 76' / National Competition

Full of archival delights, the film is a story of an aristocrat condemned by his family who lived in tumultuous times and was a man of many faces and talents. Who really was August Zamoyski? Was this admirer of female beauty who enjoyed his life to the fullest a sportsman, sculptor or a citizen of the world? Using unique materials, the film presents his life and work combined with the contemporary story documenting the return of Zamoyski’s works to Poland. Skilfully presented by Maria Zmarz-Koczanowicz, they are equally important in the film as the fascinating biography of this extraordinary artist.

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Award-winning author of several documentary films and television theatre performances. She earned her degree in Painting from the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław and in Film Directing from the Faculty of Radio and Television of the University of Silesia. Her documentary "I Am a Man" (1986) and award-winning "The Office" (1986) have brought her wide acclaim. For many years, she worked on film portrayals of famous Poles, including Leszek Kołakowski, Czesław Miłosz and Jerzy Grotowski. She is known for her documentaries Gdański "Railway Station" (2008) and biographical "Wiera Gran" (2011). She teaches at the Film Directing Department of the Film School in Łódź.

cinematography
Jacek Petrycki
script
Maria Zmarz-Koczanowicz, Marta Szotkowska
sound
Michał Kawiak, Michał Białożej, Aleksander Musiałowski
editing
Grażyna Gradoń
production
Włodzimierz Niderhaus (WFDiF - Wytwórnia Filmów Dokumentalnych i Fabularnych)
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