POLISH TITLE: NIENORMALNI
A full-length documentary, bordering on feature, about young, mentally disabled people. The film displays the gradual process of the orchestra organizer’s coming into contact with the kids, eliminating prejudices, overcoming barriers. The author’s aim was to win his viewers over, to make them sympathize with the seemingly “abnormal”; the title is of course ironic.
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He was born in Zagórz Śląski in 1950. Cinematographer, scriptwriter, director. In 1982 he graduated from cinematography department at the Polish Film School in Łódź. Lecturer at the film schools in Berlin, Hannover, Toruń and also at the Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing in Warsaw. Between 1992-94 he was a co-editor of the “World Film” magazine. Since 2003 he has been a member of the European Film Academy. Jacek Bławut has made several documentary films, also worked as cameraman for feature films. In 2008 he made his debut as a director of the fiction film “Before Twilight”. He has been awarded at many festivals in Poland and abroad.