Waldemar Krzystek

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Waldemar Krzystek (2018)

Waldemar Krzystek (born November 23, 1953 in Swobnica ) is a Polish director and screenwriter.

Krzystek grew up in Legnica and graduated from high school there. He studied Polish at the University of Wroclaw and then went on to study film directing at the Silesian University in Katowice . He received the diploma for his directorial studies in 1981.

The main theme of his filmmaking is the story of his hometown Legnica. His best known films are W zawieszeniu with Krystyna Janda and Jerzy Radziwiłowicz from 1987 and Mała Moskwa from 2008. The film W zawieszeniu deals with Legnica in the years after the Second World War. Mała Moskwa tells the melodrama of the love story of a Soviet wife of an officer who falls in love with a young Polish officer in Legnica. This story takes place in the summer of 1968, shortly before the Soviet Union intervenes in Czechoslovakia against the Prague Spring . In 2008 he received the main prize for Mała Moskwa at the Polish Film Festival in Gdynia . The film was also awarded five Polish film prizes.

Filmography (selection)

  • 1986/87: In suspension ( W zawieszeniu )
  • 1989: The last ferry ( Ostatni prom )

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