The Welts

Release date: 08-10-2004
Director: Magdalena Piekorz

directed by Magdalena Piekorz written by Wojciech Kuczok director of photography Marcin Koszałka music by Adrian Konarski production design by Joanna Doroszkiewicz, Ewa Skoczkowska costume design by Dorota Roqueplo edited by Wojciech Mrówczyński sound by Michał Żarnecki production managers Teresa Paszkiewicz, Leszek Pieszko

cast Michał Żebrowski (Wojciech Winkler), Jan Frycz (Andrzej, Wojciech’s father), Agnieszka Grochowska (Tania), Wacław Adamczyk (12-year-old Wojtek Winkler), Borys Szyc (Bartosz, Wojciech’s friend), Alan Andersz (12-year-old Bartek), Leszek Piskorz (priest), Jan Peszek (journalist), Dorota Kamińska (Tania’s mother), Damian Damięcki (Tania’s father), Tadeusz Bradecki (doctor), Mikołaj Grabowski (doctor Sobański), Krystyna Rutkowska-Ulewicz (neighbour), Maria Maj (older teacher), Joanna Pierzak (younger teacher), Aleksandra Zawalska (Bartek’s mother), Violetta Arlak (journalist’s secretary), Mirosław Kotowicz (priest), Marcin Kwaśny, Wojciech Mecwaldowski, Magdalena Kizinkiewicz, Lech Dyblik, Jan Jurewicz, Barbara Burska, Wojciech Kuczok, Anna Kozak, Maciej Tomaszek, Anna Jaroch, Michał Okapiec, Mateusz Maksiak, Maciej Antoniak, Piotr Nowicki, Renata Dąbkowska, Eryk Kulm, Mateusz Banasiuk, Kalina Pawlukiewicz, Katarzyna Zielińska, Katarzyna Stanisławska, Monika Zalewska, Marcin Bosak, Borys Jaźnicki, Rafał Kosiński, Marcin Chochlew, Monika Pikuła, Jarosław Pietrzak

produced by Studio Filmowe TOR co-produced by Vision Film Sp. z o.o. S.K.A., Non Stop Film Service producer Krzysztof Zanussi, Iwona Ziułkowska-Okapiec, Włodzimierz Otulak co-producer Waldemar Piątkowski (Vision Film Production), Zbigniew Kula (Non Stop Film Service), Marek Składanowski (Non Stop Film Service) co-financed by Agencja Produkcji Filmowej distributed by Vision Film Distribution Company
colour, 91′
Poland 2004

 

A psychological drama. Thirty-year-old Wojciech Winkler is an ambitious and self-reliant man. Seemingly he has found his place in an orderly life living alone. Wojciech prefers not to have a family as it poses no risk in mistakenly becoming the sadistic father he remembers from his childhood. Not until a love interest appears in his life is he forced to face his haunted childhood memories and consequently his life choices.

 

Magdalena Piekorz
Director, screenwriter. Graduated from Radio and Television Department at the University of Silesia in Katowice, lecturer of that academy. She is also a teather director. Piekorz made several documentary films awarded at festivals. Her feature debut The Welts got Grand Prix – Golden Lions at the 29th Polish Film Festival in Gdynia, 2004.