Original title: Wojaczek Director: Lech Majewski Screenplay: Lech Majewski, Maciej Melecki Director of Photography: Adam Sikora Producer: Henryk Romanowski Editor: Lech Majewski Country: Poland Year of production: 1999 Length (min): 90 Language: Polish Subtitles: Czech, English Sales: Filmcontract Section: Best of Sponsors: Polský institut v Praze
This portrait of a “poete maudit” named Rafal Wojaczek is not a typical biographical film, rather an experimental insight into the psyche of a brilliant artist. The film shows the last period in his life, ending with a tragic death. Wojaczek's myth is full of scandals and tall tales that compose the image of his complicated personality. The raw black-and-white film perfectly reflects the oppressive atmosphere of communist Poland in 1960.