blindness

2016, 110 min., Poland
Polish with English subtitles

Direction/Reżyseria
RYSZARD BUGAJSKI

Script/Scenariusz
RYSZARD BUGAJSKI

Cinematography/Zdjęcia
ARKADIUSZ TOMIAK

Art Direction/Scenografia
ANDRZEJ HALIŃSKI

Music/Muzyka
SHANE HARVEY

Editing/Montaż
MILENIA FIEDLER

Sound/Dźwięk
KACPER HABISIAK, MARCIN KASIŃSKI, MARIA CHILARECKA

Produced by/Produkcja
RB FILM

Producer/Producent
RYSZARD BUGAJSKI

Cast/Obsada

Maria Mamona (Julia Brystygierowa), Małgorzata Zajączkowska (Nun), Janusz Gajos (Priest Cieciorka), Marek Kalita (Primate Stefan Wyszyński), Bartosz Porczyk (Prisoner), Kazimierz Kaczor (Mourner)

Film tells the story of an obscure episode from the life of Julia Brystiger, Colonel of the Polish Office of Public Security, a criminal of the Stalinist period. Her extreme cruelty in torturing prisoners during interrogations earned her the moniker “Bloody Luna.”
At the beginning of the 1960s she came to the Institute for the Blind in Laski near Warsaw where the Catholic Primate of Poland, Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński frequently visited. His imprisonment in the years of 1953-1956 was supervised by none other than Julia Brystiger. During a difficult and tempestuous conversation with the Primate, Brystiger reveals that she rejects the communist ideology, asks for her crimes to be forgiven, and for help in finding God…

 

RYSZARD BUGAJSKI

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Born in 1943 in Warsaw. Director, writer and script writer. He graduated from the University of Warsaw with a degree in Philosophy and from the National Film School in Łódź with a degree in Film Directing. During the 1980’s he immigrated to Canada where he began producing and directing for television and film. He returned to Poland in 1997 where he directed the news on TVP, Channel 1. He is an author of three novels “Interrogation”, “Admittance of Guilt”, and “Salt and Pepper”. Recipient of Gloria Artis medal in 2008 and many national and international awards.

FILMOGRAPHY

2016 Blindness (Zaćma)
2013 The Closed Circuit (Układ zamknięty)
2009 General Nil (Generał Nil)
2006 The Death of the Cavalry Captain Pilecki (Śmierć rotmistrza Pileckiego)
2005 What Happened to Our Solidarity? [in:] Solidarity, Solidarity… (Co się stało z naszą Solidarnością? [w:] Solidarność, Solidarność…
2003 Yes or No? (Tak czy nie?)
2003-06 At Wspolna (Na Wspólnej) – TV series
2002-06 Just Life (Samo życie) – TV series
2001 Whom Did I Take After? (W kogo ja się wrodziłem?)
1995 Players (Gracze)
1982 Interrogation (Przesłuchanie)
1980 Educational Workshop (Zajęcia dydaktyczne)
1979 Woman and Woman (Kobieta i kobieta)

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