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.
Director: Lech Majewski
Screenplay: Lech Majewski, Maciej Melecki
Director of Photography: Adam Sikora
Editor: Lech Majewski
Producer: Henryk Romanowski
Sales: Filmcontract
Original title: Wojaczek
Country: Poland
Year of production: 1999
Length (min): 90
Language: Polish
Subtitles: Czech, English
Section: Best of
Sponsors: Polský institut v Praze

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