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Polish School of Documentary: Kazimierz Karabasz (1955-2004) (1955-2004)

Polonia. Documental. 315 minutos
Título Original: Polish School of Documentary: Kazimierz Karabasz (1955-2004)
Director: Kazimierz Karabasz
Formato: DVD  [2 discos] Calidad: DVD
Idioma: Polaco   Subtítulos: Inglés

Antología de documentales de Kazimierz Karabasz, figura esencial del documentalismo polaco.

Kazimierz Karabasz is a key figure in the history of polish documentary film. He is to our cinematography what Robert Flaherty, John Grierson and Dziga Vertov were to american, british ans russian documentary film and his vision has become a benchmark for nyone engaged in the polish cinema in fact. Karabasz has been making documentaries for half a century, probing around relentessly to find better ways of bringing home the reality of day-to-day existance. The author of groundbreaking films, such as "The Musicians" and "A Year in the life of Franek W.", he is the an outstanding international artist, who assidously documents his experience as a documentary filmmaker in his theoretic work. As a lector at the Lodz film academy, he has also through the years nurtured exceptional documentary-making talent such as Krysztof Kieslowski, Marcel Lozinski, Tomaz Zygaldo, Tadeusz Palka and Andreas Titkow.

”I believe that the documentalist’s profession consists in looking for tiny particles, which constitute – immodestly speaking – the truth about the man. Close observation and collection of the details that make up life, can make one grasp this truth. If only parts of it, if only just a flash... If one treats the documentary film seriously, quest for these details is the only vital reason to take up the documentary. I cannot see any others.”
Kazimierz Karabasz

DVD 1:                                                   
1. "Day in day out...", 1955                        
2. "The musicians", 1960                           
3. "People on the road", 1960                     
4. "Railway junction", 1961
5. "On the treshold", 1965
6. "A year in the life of Franek W.", 1967
7. "Krytsyna M. portrait sketches", 1973

DVD 2:
1. "Material test", 1982.
2. "Portrait in a drop of water", 1997.
3. "Encounters", 2004.