The Wedding

Release date: 15-10-2004
Director: Wojciech Smarzowski

written & directed by Wojciech Smarzowski director of photography Andrzej Szulkowski music by Ryszard Tymon Tymański production design by Barbara Ostapowicz costume design by Magdalena Maciejewska edited by Paweł Laskowski sound by Jacek Hamela production manager Ewa Jastrzębska

cast Marian Dziędziel (Wiesław Wojnar, Kaśka’s father), Tamara Arciuch (Kaśka Wojnarówna, bride), Iwona Bielska (Eluśka Wojnarowa, Kaśka’s mother), Maciej Stuhr (Mateusz, cameraman), Bartłomiej Topa (Janusz, groom), Paweł Wilczak (car provider), Arkadiusz Jakubik (notary public Jan Janocha), Jerzy Rogalski (uncle Mundek), Elżbieta Jarosik (landlady), Lech Dyblik (uncle Edek Wąs), Tomasz Sapryk (sergeant Styś), Ryszard Tymon Tymański (Tymon, bandsman), Andrzej Beja-Zaborski (priest Adam), Iwona Wszołkówna (Januszewska, older bridesmaid), Wojciech Skibiński (Wincenty Mróz, Kaśka’s grandfather), Andrzej Mastalerz (constable Trybus), Robert Wabich (godfather), Jarosław Gruda (uncle Rysiek), Agnieszka Matysiak (aunt Hela), Agata Piotrowska-Mastalerz (bridesmade), Krystyna Rutkowska-Ulewicz (Lisowska), Małgorzata Ścisłowicz (bridesmade)

produced by Telewizja Polska – Agencja Filmowa, Film It, Agencja Produkcji Filmowej, Wytwórnia Filmów Dokumentalnych i Fabularnych (Warszawa), Grupa Filmowa, SPI International Polska, Non Stop Film Service producers Anna Iwaszkiewicz, Dariusz Pietrykowski, Bartłomiej Topa co-financing & distribution SPI International Polska
colour, Dolby Digital EX, 101′
Poland 2004

 

An insightful and ironic portrait of Polish society; a revealing critique of various social groups that meet at a countryside wedding.

 

Wojciech Smarzowski
Born in 1963. Director and scriptwriter. Graduated from the Cinematography Department at the Polish National Film School in Lodz. Author of documentary films, music videos and commercials. Director of tv series. Awards winner at Polish and international festivals for The Wedding.