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KOWALSKIS’ STORY

by Arkadiusz Golebiewski, Maciej Pawlicki

synopsis

Autumn 1942. Adam and Bronisława Kowalscy from Ciepielowo hid their Jewish neighbours, even though in Poland during the World War II hiding Jews was punished with death. In 6th of December 1942 at dawn a division of gendarmerie surrounded the house of Kowalscy as well as Obuchiewicz, Kosior and Skoczylas... An attempt to reconstruct the life of typical Polish town and Polish-Jewish relations during the years of German occupation, supplemented by eyewitnesses accounts.

international title: Kowalskis’ Story
original title: Historia Kowalskich
country: Poland
year: 2009
genre: fiction
directed by: Arkadiusz Golebiewski, Maciej Pawlicki
screenplay: Arkadiusz Golebiewski, Maciej Pawlicki
cast: Maja Barełkowska, Artur Lis, Jolanta Grusznic-Nowicka, Wenanty Nosul, Ewelina Gnysińska, Maciej Rayzacher
cinematography by: Tomasz Madejski, Adam Palenta
film editing: Iza Pajak, Maciej Kozlowski, Rafal Salata
art director: Michał Sulkiewicz
costumes designer: Malgorzata Gwiazdecka
music: Marcin Pospieszalski
producer: Maciej Pawlicki
production: Picaresque, Telewizja Polska (TVP) - Agencja Filmowa, Polish Film Institute, Narodowe Centrum Kultury
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