He is a restless and disquieting spirit of Polish cinema, an artist who roams in the search of the one and only ‘true’ path both for the soul and for art. | Maria Kornatowska “Film”, 1986/41
Grzegorz Królikiewicz (1939) Polish director and film scriptwriter, pedagogue; author of many books and essays on the history of cinema. He was he artistic manager of the “Aneks” Film Team. Since 1981, he has been a research worker at PWSFTviT (National Higher School of Film, Television and Theatre) in Łódź, where he was titled full professor in 1997. He also taught at the University of Łódź, at the Radio and Television Department of the University of Silesia, in the Melchior Wańkowicz School of Journalism, and at the Cracow Scriptwriting School. Since 1969, he has realised several dozen documentary films and splendorous spectacles of television theatre. As a creator of feature films, he debuted in 1972 with the famous film “Na wylot” | “Through and Through”. Grzegorz Królikiewicz received numerous awards, such as the Golden Lions during the Polish Feature Film Festival, the Lajkoniks during the Cracow Film Festival, and awards during festivals in Mannheim, Karlove Vary, Montecatini or Panama.
The festival programme includes a mini review of Grzegorz Królikiewicz’s films: “Zabicie ciotki” | “Killing Auntie”, “Fort13″, “Na wylot” | “Through and Through”. Every screening will be preceded by the author’s personal commentary and a chosen short film. After the screening of “Na wylot” | “Through and Through”, the finale will take place and it will be the Cinema Lesson – the Confessions of the Filmmaker, Grzegorz Królikiewicz.