Visit of the Old Lady, The
The Small Cinema * Monday (August 3, 2009) * 10:00 p.m.

The Visit Of The Old Lady, Poland (PL) 2002, colour, 87 min.

dir Waldemar Krzystek pro TVP sc Waldemar Krzystek ph Tomasz Dobrowolski mus Zbigniew Karnecki ed Marek Mulica cast Krystyna Janda, Jerzy Stuhr, Marian Opania, Krzysztof Dracz, Zygmunt Bielawski dis TVP S.A. Teatr Telewizji

The Visit of the Old Lady” (1956) is a superbly constructed drama with some black humor in it. In an exceptionally clearcutness and accuracy it accuses human nature, full of viciousness, hypocrisy and greed. Waldemar Krzystek’s play was realized in the natural landscapes and interiors. By their appearance we can assume that the action takes place somewhere in the present-day Poland. Thanks to this trick, Durrenmatt’s drama seems to be curiously fresh and familiar. In the little town, situated somewhere in the remote country side, unemployment rate rises, production and trade slow down and people live in an extreme poverty. Authorities hope for the improvement of the situation thanks to Klara Zachanassian’s visit. This is where this extravagant multimillionaire spend her youth. Lately she publicly declared that she wanted to visit her place of origin.

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Foto - Agencja TRIADA Katarzyna Rainka oraz Tomasz Stokowski. Projekt - Bartosz Rabiej. Nazwa Festiwalu - Miroslaw Olszówka. Strona by Sara Kozińska.