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Jewel Of A Free Conscience, The

Klejnot wolnego sumienia · dir. Grzegorz Królikiewicz
Poland 1981, 90’


06/29, 12:30 · Baj Pomorski – hall A

The Jewel Of A Free (or rather “Uninhibited”) Conscience is a metaphorical name of the law passed in parliament, in 1573. In reality, it refers to the Warsaw Confederation, a legislative act which was one of its kind, in 16th century Europe. The uniqueness of it was the religious tolerance it provided for “the nobility, king’s burghers and people enjoying personal freedom”. The film by Królikiewicz is a kind of homage for that famous law. The plot was based on “Jan Bielecki”, a poetic novel by Juliusz Słowacki. The plot revolves around a conflict between the families of Sieniawscy and Bieleccy. This wrangle was presented by the director, on screen.

Director:Grzegorz Królikiewicz
Screenplay:Mirosław Korolko, Grzegorz Królikiewicz
Music:Janusz Hajdun
Cinematography:Krzysztof Ptak
Editing:Zenon Piórecki
Cast:Krzysztof Luft, Mieczysław Voit, Jerzy Prażmowski, Krystyna Kozanecka, Jarosława Michalewska, Olgierd Łukaszewicz, Maria Klejdysz
Awards:Nagroda Grand Prix, Nagroda za najlepszą reżyserię – Festiwal w Panamie / Grand Prix, Panama Award for best direction (Panama 1983)