The best cinema on both sides of the border. Meeting with Daniel Olbrychski

23/04/2022, h. 08:00

“Daniel Olbrychski – Actor of Europe” is the name of the acting retrospective of this year’s edition of the best film festival attracting the attention of moviegoers on both sides of the Olza, sponsored by the portal The performer of many memorable roles will be a guest of the 24th Film Review Kino na Granicy, which will be held on April 29 – May 3, 2022 in Cieszyn and Czech Cieszyn.

Considered by many as one of the most outstanding film and theater actors of his generation in Europe, Daniel Olbrychski starred in nearly 180 cinema and television productions. He made his debut in 1963. He appeared in the films of the most popular Polish directors: Andrzej Wajda, Janusz Morgenstern, Kazimierz Kutz, Krzysztof Zanussi, Jerzy Antczak, Jerzy Hoffman, Janusz Kijowski, Stanisław Bareja, Agnieszka Holland, Anna Jadowska and Krzysztof Kieślowski.

In 1970, he also began to appear in foreign productions, incl. with Volker Schlöndorff, Claude Lelouch and Nikita Michałkow. Scenes from one of the most famous films with the participation of Olbrychski, “The Promised Land” were shot at the Teatr im. Adam Mickiewicz in Cieszyn, which is now the main stage of Przegląd Kina na Granicy.

This year’s Kino na Granicy will show as many as 15 films with the participation of Daniel Olbrychski. Most of them are not known to the wider Polish public. After the screening of “The Promised Land”, the organizers invite you to a meeting with the actor.

Retrospective Daniel Olbrychski – Actor of Europe:
“Agnus Dei” ((Miklós Jancsó, 1970)
“Family Life” (Krzysztof Zanussi; 1970)
“Brzezina” (Andrzej Wajda, 1970)
“Wesele” (Andrzej Wajda, 1972)
“The Promised Land” (Andrzej Wajda; 1974)
“Dagny” (Haakon Sandøy; 1976)
“Love in Germany” (Andrzej Wajda; 1978)
“The Tin Drum” (Volker Schlöndorff; 1979)
“Maids from Wilka” (Andrzej Wajda, 1979)
“One and Two” (Claude Lelouch; 1981)
“Trout” (Joseph Losey; 1982)
“Siekierezada” (Witold Leszczyński; 1985)
“Ga, ga” (Piotr Szulkin; 1985)
“Escape” (Lívia Gyarmathy; 1996)
“Revenge” (Andrzej Wajda, 2002)

This year’s Kino na Granicy Review will also present a retrospective of another famous artist, Andrzej Wajda. Apart from Roman Polański, Wojciech Jerzy Has and Krzysztof Kieślowski, he is one of the most respected Polish directors in the world. Nominated for an Oscar four times, he received an honorary Oscar in 2000. He was a laureate of, among others Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival, BAFTA, the honorary Golden Bear Berlinale, the honorary Golden Lion of the Venice Film Festival, the honorary Caesar and other awards at the most important Polish and world film festivals.

Apart from Wajda’s well-known works, such as “Ashes and Diamonds” (1958), “The Wedding” (1972), “Man of Marble” (1977), which will again be shown on the big screen, the participants of Kino na Granicy will also have the opportunity to see less famous films by this director: “County Lady Mackbert” (1962), “Love in Germany” (1983) and “Nastasia” (1994). Wajda has shot in France, Germany, Yugoslavia, Great Britain and Japan. His films are definitely less known or almost completely forgotten.

Wajda Known and Unknown Retrospective

Nastazja (1994)

“Biesy” (1988)

“Danton” (1983)

“Love in Germany” (1978)

“Shadow Line” (1976)

“The Promised Land” (1974)

“County Lady Macbeth” (1962)

“Maids from Wilka” (1979)
“Revenge” (2002)
“Sweet Tatar” (2009)
Man of Marble (1977)

“Katyn” (2007)
“Innocent Sorcerers” (1960)
Wałęsa, a man of hope (2013)

“Afterimages” (2016)

“The Wedding” (1972)

“Brzezina” (1970)

“Chronicle of Amorous Accidents” (1986)

“Ashes and Diamonds” (1958)


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