Among the most important events at this year's International Film Festival Era New Horizons in Wrocław, will be a retrospective of films by Krzysztof Zanussi. Just one month prior, the distinguished director will celebrate his 70th birthday and this is another reason why a review of his art at this festival will be absolutely unique.
Film meetings of young spectators with the author of the cult Camouflage (Barwy ochronne) and Life As a Fatal Sexually Transmitted Disease (Życie jako śmiertelna choroba przenoszona drogą płciową) will be enriched by a book prepared specifically for the 9th Festival by Stanisław Zawiśliński and entitled Zanussi - Przemiany.
The large dissertation of two hundred pages will be an attempt to see the Filmmaker Zanussi and the Man Zanussi from a contemporary perspective. Currently, the director's private archive is being examined and thus - as the editor says - with few exceptions, everything in the book will be new, or even updated.
In this work, Zanussi will be reflected by three mirrors. One of them will be selected and re-edited reviews and commentaries of the director's works, published in the Polish and foreign press.
The second one will include texts by critics and film theorists, e.g. Piotr Wojciechowski, Łukasz Maciejewski, Jerzy Sosnowski, father Andrzej Luter and Stanisław Zawiślański. Their essays will touch on many issues, including: Zanussi - metamorphoses of art and attitude; Zanussi as a creator; KZ's films reread; Zanussi and sacrum; Zanussi seen by the West; the director's images in new media or an authority knocked off its pedestal.
The third mirror, complementing the picture of Zanussi will be his peculiar confession: My times, my films.
Naturally, the publication will also include all standard elements like complete filmography and chronology of life and art of Krzystof Zanussi. The graphic aspect will include about 120 photos from the artist's private archive, most of them never published and copies of posters of his films.
price: 43 / 34 pln
Official premiere at the 9th IFF Era New Horizons