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Wojciech Smarzowski about the movie “Wesele”, patriotism, Polish history and Polish-Jewish relations

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Director Wojciech Smarzowski, whose latest work is “Wesele”, said in “Kropka nad i” on TVN24 that he did not make it “to arouse any sensation, to translate into attendance”. “This film matured in me for a long time,” he admitted. He added that “every movie changes it”. – I make a cinema that touches emotions, a touch of evil, these films always make me sick somehow – he said.

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In “Kropka nad i”, Smarzowski spoke about the emotions that accompanied him during the production of this production. – Every movie changes me. I make a cinema that touches emotions, a touch of evil, I always make these films sick somehow – he admitted.

– This film matured in me for a long time. It’s not like I had to pick myself up after some criticism, but to calm down for a moment so that I could talk about it again – explained the director.

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Smarzowski: a person has to work well to be good

Smarzowski was asked if “The Wedding” shows a true picture of Poles. – This is a story about people (…), this film is aimed at the inside, and it is related to what a person is like – he explained. – For me, man has the dark and the light side, man has to work hard to be good, he has to eliminate this aggressive force of evil. For me the glass is always half empty than full – he added.

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Smarzowski: our history is pressed all the time

In this context, the guest of “Kropka nad i” also referred to the problem of anti-Semitism in Poland. He stated that “our story is pressed all the time, ideally we should be heroes and victims.” – As long as the most important information is not included in school textbooks, nothing will change – he assessed. “I know the movie won’t change anything, but I made this movie for myself,” he added.

– I didn’t make this film to make it sensational, to translate into attendance. I did it as best, as honestly as I thought – said the TVN24 guest.

The director also spoke more broadly about how he perceives disputes in Polish society.

– I am in favor of patriotism open to another person, to culture, to tolerance, but also to confrontation with history, to look at our Polish-Jewish-German relations more broadly, he said.

Main photo source: TVN24



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