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Studio Filmowe KALEJDOSKOP



Journeys of Daniel Szczechura (2005)


It is a documentary about the world famous director of animated films, a professor in the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and Film School in Łódź, Daniel Szczechura.


In 2000, media called him „The Pope of the Polish Animated Film”. Szczechura says that his film „The Journey” is his autobiography. The film is made during some travels by trains. Fragments of some outstanding works of Szczechura were used in the film.

  • script : Marcin Giżycki
  • director : Marcin Giżycki
  • fotographer : Andrzej AdamczakPeter O NeillMarcin Giżycki
  • montage : Bogusław Saganowski
  • musical setting : Jarosław Siwiński
  • sound : Jędrzej NiestrójTomasz WieczorekMichał Zarębski
  • producer : Janusz Skałkowski

time : 40 min.
year : 2005



Filmography - new


Beginning of 1945, Upper Silesia, Poland. The last days of WW2. At the just liberated areas, the Communist Security Service eliminates its enemies under the pretext of punishing “national traitors.” It organizes a labour camp for Germans, Silesians and Poles, at the site of a former Nazi concentration camp, which is named “Zgoda” / “Reconciliation”. Franek, who is in love with a Polish prisoner Anna, joins the camp crew to rescue her. He doesn't know that one of the inmates is Erwin, his German friend, who, like himself, has also loved Anna for a long time. Franek joins Communists in the illusory hope of outsmarting the system.

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