A CITY WITHOUT GOD
POLISH TITLE: MIASTO BEZ BOGA
An eminent cinematographer reconstructs another myth of Nowa Huta – the struggle of its inhabitants to have churches built in this workers’ paradise. Both the witnesses and the participants of this struggle talk about it, including cinematographer Tadeusz Rusinek, photographer Stanisław Markowski, historian Jan Franczyk and artist Adam Macedoński. In one archival shot Archbishop Karol Wojtyła, who is putting up a brick under the foundations of a church, looks like a ‘man of marble’.
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Jacek Petrycki, Grzegorz Eberhardt
- WFDiF (Wytwórnia Filmów Dokumentalnych i Fabularnych)
Director of photography and producer of feature movies, documentaries and teleplays, born 1948 in Poznań. The winner of BAFTA award for cinematography of the film "The Betrayed" and many foreign and Polish awards. Director of photography of some of the most famous documentaries of the 70’s: "Curriculum Vitae" and "Hospital" by Krzysztof Kieślowski, "How to live" and "Microphone Check" by Marcel Łoziński, and other documentary filmmakers. Petrycki is also a director of photography of the films of so called Cinema of Moral Anxiety trend, e.g.: "The calm" and "Camera Buff" by Krzysztof Kieślowski, "Provincial actors" and "A Lonely Woman" by Agnieszka Holland, etc.
cooperated at the production of many famous documentaries, among others: Zegarek (1977), Talking Heads (1980), Microphone’s Test (1980), Robotnicy ’80 (1980), Chłopi ’81 (1981), Narodziny Solidarności (1981), Wzywamy Was (1981), Workshop Exercises (1986).