Panaji, Dec 1 (Calcutta Tube / IBNS) The Polish movie ‘Heritage’ being screened at International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in its 42nd edition is directed by Andrzej Baranski.
The film is being showcased in the category titled ‘Spotlight on Poland’ and reiterates the country’s indisputable position in the map of world cinema.
Andrzej Baranski has created thirty award winning short films in which he concentrates on the lives of ordinary people who perceive moral laws and values as the only means of defending themselves against life’s adversities. Contemplation of one’s own prospects and failures while remaining faithful to these principles is the main theme of his works.
The film ‘Heritage’ has been directed by Andrzej Baranski.
It is the story of Zbyszek who is constantly encouraged by his father to leave the crippling conditions of the village and strive to attain some kind of harmony. He, however, fails as he is expelled from law school while his mother faces trouble in paying off the debts which his father has incurred.
From a wider perspective, the film presents a picture of the poor eastern Polish countryside.
The ambiguous and yet fascinating hero proves to be one of the most interesting characters to come out of recent Polish cinema. The measured black and white visuals are in perfect concord with the story and strengthen its philosophical tone. The film participated at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, 2011.