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Case of Pekosinski, The

Przypadek Pekosińskiego · dir. Grzegorz Królikiewicz
Poland 1993, 85’

Screenings

07/01, 14:30 · Kino Centrum

The film presents a real character with a unique biography.  Bronisław Pekosiński lives in Zamość — he has no family and no idea, who he really is. His surname — Pekosiński — is an abbreviation of PKOS, a care centre. Bronisław has had a cerebral haemorrhage and is now paralysed. Nonetheless, he has a guiding star in his life:   he plays chess in a masterly fashion. He was humiliated, cast out, betrayed and deceived, but managed to retain his dignity, goodness and trust. He has been looking for his mother, all his life. We see him create himself, in front of the camera, in various periods of his life.

Director:Grzegorz Królikiewicz
Screenplay:Grzegorz Królikiewicz
Music:Antonio Vivaldi
Cinematography:Ryszard Lenczewski
Editing:Halina Nawrocka, Teresa Miziołek
Cast:Bronisław Pekosiński, Henryk Sobiechart, Jolanta Rychłowska, Aleksander Fogiel
Awards:Złote Lwy XVIII FPFF / Golden Lion at the 18th edition of PFF in Gdansk (1993); Nagroda specjalna MFFF Karlowe Vary / Special Award at IFF in Karlovy Vary (1994)