Nicolaus's star

Release date: 09-10-2009
Director: Zdzisław Kudła, Andrzej Orzechowski

written and directed by Zdzisław Kudła, Andrzej Orzechowski artistic supervision Janusz Stanny music Abel Korzeniowski sound Irena Hussar cast (voices) Piotr Adamczyk (Nicolaus Copernicus), Piotr Fronczewski, Jerzy Stuhr production Studio Filmów Rysunkowych w Bielsku-Białej, ul. Cieszyńska 24, 43-300 Bielsko-Biała, tel. +4833 812 5056 (centrala), e-mail: coproduction Wytwórnia Filmów Dokumentalnych i Fabularnych cofinanced by the Polish Film Institute distribution Kino Świat, ul. Belwederska 20/22, 00-762 Warszawa, tel. +48 22 840 68 01

colour, 90
Poland 2009

Nicolaus Cope rnicus, the son of a merchant from Toruń, was a curious and bright 10-year-old boy when Dutch astrologer Paul van de Volder encouraged his interest in stars. The charlatan astrologer appeared in Nicolaus’s life once more, when he was a student at Jagiellonian University. A fight for Copernicus’ soul began between university employees and Van de Volder. Copernicus develops many questions and doubts, out of which his world-changing discovery is born. This animated story about Copernicus life shows the academic atmosphere of the time, full of contradictions.


Translated by Monika Miziniak | Edited by Patricia Koza