Jadwiga Barańska (Barbara Niechcic), Jerzy Bińczycki (Bogumił Niechcic), Emir Buczacki (Lucjan Kociełło), Stanisława Celińska (Agnieszka Niechcicówna), Władysław Hańcza (Jan Łada), Zbigniew Koczanowicz (Szymszel), Karol Strasburger (Tolibowski), Andrzej Seweryn (Anzelm Ostrzeński), Olgierd Łukaszewicz (Janusz Ostrzeński)
The epic saga of the Niechcic family, told from a woman’s perspective. In 1914, Barbara Niechcic is forced to leave her home the war-torn town of Kaliniec. In a crowd of terrified refugees, she recalls memories from her life and reflects on her life’s meaning: a first love for a handsome young man who married another, the first meeting with her future husband, her wedding and loveless marriage, and 40 years of an ordinary, hardworking life, counterpointed by births and deaths.
Director and screenwriter. Born in 1929 in Włodzimierz Wołyński (today’s Ukraine).Graduated for the Acting Department at the Film School in Łódź. He cooperated with a student theatre movement and co-founded the Czerwony wąż / Red Snake Cabaret. He worked as an actor at the Powszechny Theatre in Łódź and then also as a director. He is a co-founded the 7 Theatre 15 in Łódź. He was a director of the Nowy Theatre in Łódź. In 1963 moved to Warsaw where he worked as a chief director of the Polish Television and general director of the Television Theatre. He made his screen debut in 1962 with a short film “The Old Professor” (Stary professor). In the following years, Antczak produced films and TV series. His biggest titles are “Countess Cosel” (Hrabina Cosel), based on Józef Ignacy Kraszewski’s novel and “Nights and Days” (Noce i dnie), based on Maria Dąbrowska’s novel. In 1977, Jerzy Antczak left the TV industry. In 1980 Antczak and his wife, Jadwiga Barańska, an actress immigrated to the USA, where he is a professor at the University of California in Los Angeles. It was not until the 1990s that Antczak returned to directing, making two feature films and two television theatre productions.
2002 Chopin. Desire for Love (Chopin. Pragnienie miłości)
1995 Dame Aux Camellias (Dama kameliowa)
1980 The Wall (Ściana) – TV series
1975 Nights and Days (Noce i dnie)
1970 Epilogue of Nuremberg (Epilog norymberski)
1968 Countess Cosel (Hrabina Cosel)
1966 Master (Mistrz)
1965 The Shot (Wystrzał)
(1112 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago)
Sunday, 11/18 6:00 pm.
1975, 178 min, Poland
Polish with English subtitles
JAN CZERWIŃSKI, JERZY BLASZYŃSKI
KADR FILM STUDIO