The Material Betrays Us – Grzegorz Królikiewicz’s Film Essays Cover Image

Tworzywo nas zdradza – filmowe eseje Grzegorza Królikiewicza
The Material Betrays Us – Grzegorz Królikiewicz’s Film Essays

Author(s): Michał Dondzik
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Film / Cinema / Cinematography
Published by: Instytut Sztuki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Grzegorz Królikiewicz;film essay;

Summary/Abstract: The article is devoted to Grzegorz Królikiewicz’s film essays. Michał Dondzik discusses the youthful fascination of Królikiewicz with the reading of Michel de Montaigne’s Essais, his first film essays realized at the Educational Film Studios in Łódź, video essays about the rectors of the Łódź Film School, and the compilation essay Kern. The author reconstructed the production contexts of the director’s essays and the path they had to travel to reach the viewers. As he writes at the end of the article: “The work of Grzegorz Królikiewicz in both Polish People’s Republic and after 1989 was condemned to narrow dissemination. Accessing the director’s films required determination and overcoming a number of difficulties, but the real challenge was watching the essays. They are absent from the space of Polish culture today. It is even better to look at them closely, analyse and argue with them, because it is Królikiewicz who invites such a personal, often emotional reception”.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 104
  • Page Range: 106-122
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Polish