Man-legend: Krzysztof Zanussi. Biography of Polish director Krzysztof Zanussi
World cinema knows a lot of namesdirectors, who became classics. Particular attention should be given to those who are not a Hollywood celestial. Polish director Krzysztof Zanussi takes a special place among them. For his long career, he shot more than 85 films, considered a true master of his profession.
With love from Poland
The future director, whose fame later thunder onthe whole world, was born in Warsaw in 1939. His name, which is not sound for Soviet viewers, will one day be heard in our country. Few people know that this man was not going to conquer the cinema at all. Moreover, in the years of his youth, they did not think of such a thing. Like many of his peers, Krzysztof Zanussi enrolled in Warsaw, and after Cracow University, where he studied physics and philosophy. As they say, any experience will be useful, therefore reasoning about a life he will enclose in the future works, nevertheless having a direct relation to cinema art.
Career filmmaker began with the productionamateur films. At first Krzysztof did this for himself and his friends. And then he got so involved, that he thought: why not turn it into a full-fledged activity? Some of his works were awarded prizes, which further strengthened the further desire to create for the people. Leaving philosophy, Zanussi enters the Lodz Film School, which ends in 1966. For the first time, the director Krzysztof Zanussi is born. And at once - success. The thesis "Death of a Provincial" shines in the program of the Venice Film Festival in 1967.
To consolidate the skills of Krzysztof is taken with the help oftelevision and documentary projects. Full-length debut picture was the drama "Crystal Structure" in 1969. The next project is again a drama. With the release of the "Family Life", Zanussi is spoken of as a promising director, fearlessly exploring the mores and problems of the Polish intelligentsia of the time. Cold and in some ways a calculating rationalist, he is not afraid to raise the most complex and delicate problems of society and the country.
The first half of the 1970s is characterized bythe beginning of a long and productive way of the director. Movies Krzysztof Zanussi come out periodically, and not less than two paintings a year. He does not shy away from taking on television and full-length films, he does not forget about short films, in which he tries especially to reveal the idea in the allotted time. Many of his paintings will be included in the program of various film festivals (in San Remo, Poland, West Germany, France, Locarno, Chicago, Cannes). Among them are his most famous hits: Hypothesis, House of Women, Behind the Wall, Role, Roads in the Night, Paradigm, Night Watch, Protective Colors, Quarterly Balance, .
Krzysztof Zanussi: other hypostases
Almost all of his paintings Zanussi himself wrotescenario. Similarly you can say about the production, which he also did. But the acting of Krzysztof was not very attractive - he played in only two films. By the way, one of them, a mini-series "Pilgrimage to the Eternal City," was shot by Vladimir Khotinenko. The main roles were performed by Nikita Mikhalkov, Vladimir Mashkov, Yuri Solomin.
Krzysztof Zanussi published in separate booksa collection of scripts, books on the topic of reflection on contemporary cinema and personal life. In 1980, he was invited to the post of head of the creative association "Thor", a little earlier - vice chairman of the Union of Cinematographers in his homeland, in Poland. In this title, Krzysztof Zanussi stayed for nine years.
The name of a talented filmmaker, who oftencompared with Woody Allen, familiar in every corner of the world. Zanussi worked in several countries, where he staged theater and opera performances. In 2008, he not only became a guest of Russia, but also staged the play "Duet" on the stage of the "Old House" theater in Novosibirsk. In his career, Zanussi has received many international and national awards many times.
Modern Krzysztof Zanussy
"Foreign body," a picture of 2014, became onefrom the works of the great master under discussion. Drama, according to his scenario, tells of a couple in love, which is separated by many social and social norms. The girl goes to the monastery, and the young man, wanting to be closer to her, settles in a big company. It is here that he will have to face the cynicism and cunning of our society.
The film premiered at the Toronto festival. In Russia, the "Foreign body" came out in December 2014.