Masterclass with Krzysztof Zanussi

2018. September 03. Monday 16:36
During his long and outstanding career Krzysztof Zanussi won the Golden Lion in Venice, the Jury Prize in Cannes, the Golden Leopard in Locarno and has been nominated to the Golden Globe, among many other awards, prizes and honorary titles.

Zanussi, one of the major figures of European and international cinema, can only be described in superlatives – and imperatives. He is probably one of the most intellectual, most intelligent, purest and most detached (but also deeply passionate) directors of our time. His heroes, mostly during times of historical and political unrest in Central Europe, seek for purity, morale and meaning in their lives and in their relationships that are irrespective of the era and the society. The director worked with starts like Vittorio Gassman, Daniel Olbrychski, Christoph Waltz, Raf Vallone, Max von Sydow, Zbigniew Zapasiewicz, Maja Komorowska, Robert Powell and Valeria Golino and directed world-famous films like Camouflage, The Structure of Crystal, Spiral, Imperative, A Year of the Quiet Sun or From a Far Country – the film presenting the early life of Pope John Paul II. His congenial partner, Sławomir Idziak who photographed 13 of Zanussi’s movies was awarded at Jameson CineFest in 2009.

The leading Hungarian film festival pays tribute to Zanusssi, the great artist with screening three of his masterpieces (the Cannes Jury Prize winner The Constant Factor, the Venice Golden Lion winner A Year of the Quiet Sun and Camouflage) and holding a master class. Krzysztof Zanussi will also head the International Jury at this year’s Jameson CineFest.