In Polish history nobody deserves more recognition for contributions to the economic development of the country than Eugeniusz Kwiatkowski. Although many Poles would recognize his name, few know about the scope of his service. Born in Krakow, he spent his childhood in Eastern Poland. He served in Piłsudski’s Legions during and after the First World War. In the new established Second Republic, he worked to develop the economy and stabilize the Polish currency. During the Second World War, he survived the drama of prison in Romania and the death of his son in the September campaign. After the war, he survived the fiasco of social realism in its Stalinist version. After many years of as a non-person, the 1970s communist leadership under Edward Gierek tried to make him their patron. The creators of this film focus particularly on the years when he worked for his country between 1945 and 1948 and was then removed from public life by the Stalinist government.
Born in 1956 in Wejcherowo. Director and film producer. Graduated in Polish philology at the University of Gdańsk and from Radio and TV department of the Silesia University. In the years 1984-90 he was associated with Kadr Film Studio and Documentaries and Fiction Film Production in Warsaw. He was associated with OTV Gdańsk, and later became a director of Video Studio Gdańsk, where he supervised the production of dozens of documentaries and television reportages. In the years 1994-99 he was director of the television and film production agency at TVP S.A. From 2006 to 2009 he was the artistic director of the Polish Film Festival in Gdynia. Owner of the producer company Bomedia. Member of the Polish Film Academy.
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Wednesday, 11/19/2019 8:45 PM.
2018, 50 min, Poland
Polish with English subtitles
TVP, NEW FORMAT