Black Thursday

Release date: 25-02-2011
Director: Antoni Krauze

written by Mirosław Piepka, Michał Pruski directed by Antoni Krauze assistant director Paweł Chmielewski director of photography Jacek Petrycki music by Michał Lorenc production design by Zbigniew Dalecki costume design by Anna Grabowska sound by Mirosław Makowski production manager Olga Bieniek

cast Marta Honzatko (Stefania Drywa), Marta Kalmus-Jankowska (Irena Drywa), Michał Kowalski (Brunon Drywa), Wojciech Pszoniak, Piotr Fronczewski, Cezary Rybiński, Grzegorz Gzyl, Tomasz Więcek, Bogdan Smagacki, Dorota Lulka, Grzegorz Wolf, Witold Dębicki

produced by Nordfilm, ul. Szypów 16, 81-561 Gdynia, tel/fax: 58 6248681, kom. 695 221 999; mail: beer@nordfilm.pl, Agencja Reklamowa Set, 80-279 Gdańsk, ul. Arciszewskiego 4B/25, tel.: +48 58 325 57 66 producer Kazimierz Beer co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, Gdynia Film Fund

 

This film is dedicated to the workers’ strikes that swept over Polish coastal cities in December of 1970, only to be brutally crushed by communist authorities. Czarny czwartek (Black Thursday) focuses on the story of the family of Gdynia shipyard worker Brunon Drywa, who was shot dead during riots at a train station in Gdynia on December 17, 1970.

 

Antoni Krauze

Born in 1940. Director. Graduate of the Directing Department at the Łódź Film School. Studied at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts and co-operated with the Student Satirist Theatre (STS). Creator of multiple short films, produced by the WFO film studio in Łódź.

 

Filmography (as director):
1969: Monidło, 1971: Meta (The Pad), 1971: Piżama, 1972: Palec Boży (The Finger of God), 1975: Strach (Fear), 1976: Zaklęty dwór, 1979: Podróż do Arabii (A Trip to Arabia), 1980: Party przy świecach, 1981: Stacja, 1982: Prognoza pogody (The Weather Forecast), 1988: Dziewczynka z Hotelu Excelsior (A Little Girl from the Hotel ‘Excelsior’), 1995: Akwarium (Aquarium)