Utilizing interviews with his friends and colleagues this documentary film about Nobel Prize winner Czeslaw Milosz is drawn against the background of American culture. Respected by fellow professors, admired by his students, Milosz was perceived as a lonely person. He spent evenings writing letters to himself that he would then mail. Alcohol was on of his problems. This documentary portrait of the poet conveys the unique point of view of his American literary and academic colleagues to which are added the recollections of his wife and his grandchildren.
Born in Cieplice Śląskie in 1954. Director and screenwriter. Graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław (Painting Department 1978) and from the University of Silesia in Katowice (1982). She has made many documentary films and TV dramas. In 2003 she received a Polish-German Journalism Award in the category of television. In 2008, she completed PhD degree in Film. In 2013, for outstanding achievements in the study, documenting and remembering the history of March ‘68 she was awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Order of the Rebirth of Poland. Her internationally acclaimed documentary films have been frequently awarded worldwide.
(1112 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL)
TUESDAY, 11/14/2017 7:30 pm.
2000, 60 min, Poland
Polish with English subtitles
ANDRZEJ FRANESZEK, JERZY ILLG