Sir Thaddeus. Book One. The Estate

Sir Thaddeus. Book One. The Estate
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part: 10:17
Director of Photography: Jan Tkaczyk, Krzysztof Korczyński
About the film
Based on: Adam Mickiewicz, ‘Sir Thaddeus’
Production Manager: Halina Kramarz
Rights: National Film Archive
Language: pl
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A non-camera adaptation of the first volume of the national epic ‘Sir Thaddeus, or the Last Lithuanian Foray’ by Adam Mickiewicz.

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„-What are you currently working on? What are your plans for the future? – I am now finishing the realization of the Book One of ‘Sir Thaddeus’ – Where did this idea come from? – Partly to make a joke of my friends who make incredibly serious philosophical stories while watering them richly with wonderful visual arts and avant-garde music. It will be an experiment which may in effect turn out to be quite nice because it will not be an actor film or a precise animation. For me Disney films, for example, are lifeless despite that everything moves dynamically – they are missing some kind of impressionistic vibration.

This results from the fact that these films, once invented and constantly copied by a whole team of people could practically be done by robots. It is an industry now – a tape to colour. In my case there is no chance of industry, it is more of a handicraft.”
An interview by Jerzy Armata with Julian Antonisz, Ostry wywiad zaaranżowany, "Gazeta Południowa", 1980, No. 145

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