Tag Archives: Wojciech Has

Sanatorium pod klepsydra / The Hourglass Sanatorium (1973) Wojciech Has, Jan Nowicki, Tadeusz Kondrat, Irena Orska, Drama, Fantasy

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The film depicts its protagonist, Joseph (Jan Nowicki), traveling through a dream-like world, taking a dilapidated train to visit his dying father in a sanatorium. When he arrives at the hospital, he finds the entire facility is going to ruin and no one seems to be in charge, or even caring for the patients. Time appears to behave in unpredictable ways, reanimating the past in an elaborate artificial caprice.

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Nieciekawa historia / A Boring Story (1982) Wojciech Has, Marek Bargielowski, Wladyslaw Dewoyno, Ewa Frackiewicz, Drama

Nieciekawa historia (Wojciech Has, 1982)
A professor of medicine, known and recognized, through a serious personal crisis. Used in teaching, feeling mentally and physically diminished, become cynical and disillusioned, he can no longer interested or his family or his work. Only the presence and conversation Katarzyna, whom he raised as his own daughter, he restores life. But this woman, who herself had to endure many hardships and sharing his disappointment, he realized that his feelings are not really filial …

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Pismak / Write and Fight (1985) Wojciech Has, Wojciech Wysocki, Gustaw Holoubek, Janusz Michalowski, Drama

Pismak (Wojciech Has, 1985)
Set during the World War I in a prison cell. A newspaper satirist, a safecracker and a clerical murderer have been loaded into a common cell until the investigation into their supposed crimes has been finished. The journalist takes copious notes on the situation hoping to publish them later as a novel. The writer catches typhus and in his feverish delirium is no longer able to distinguish between the reality and fantasy of his writing.

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Pozegnania / Farewells (1958) Wojciech Has, Maria Wachowiak, Tadeusz Janczar, Gustaw Holoubek, Drama, Romance

Pozegnania (1958)
The story takes place before World War II and centers on Pawel, a member of a conservative, middle-class family, and his love for Lidka, a taxi dancer. Social conventions and the lovers’ inability to defy those forces Pawel and Lidka benefit. Times change, war breaks out, leading to Pawel sent to Auschwitz while Lidka marry his cousin. Their love has survived and conventions are no longer the issue.

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