Plain Landscape with a Cradle

Director: Arkadiusz Biedrzycki

written & directed by Arkadiusz Biedrzycki director of photography Paweł Chorzępa music by Igor Kłaczyński edited by Arkadiusz Biedrzycki sound by Igor Kłaczyński, Arkadiusz Biedrzycki production manager Rafał Ulicki produced by Munk Studio, Polish Filmmakers Association, Telewizja Polska – TVP Kultura co-financed by Polish Film Institute
colour, 18′
Poland 2010


A portrait of an alcoholic consistently and consciously ruining his own life. The main character, a lonely man in his sixties from a small village in Masuria, submits to the death drive, a bustling force of ruthless and overpowering nature. Thanks to powerful images, lack of narrator’s commentary, unique ambiance and intimacy between the author and his character, the film resists the temptation of passing gratuitous moral judgements.

Arkadiusz Biedrzycki
Born in 1980. Student of Film Directing at the Radio and TV School at Silesian University and Film Studies at the Jagiellonian University. Director, scriptwriter, editor.