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The Wedding

The Wedding

I've heard - more than once - an opinion that The Wedding should never be presented outside of Poland, because it depicts our country in a way we, Polish people, don't want to be seen by foreigners. Needless to say, I was curious to hear the foreigners' reaction. Surprisingly, The Wedding became the most wanted Polish film of 2004/2005.

Using the name The Wedding as a title was an act of bravery on the part of the director Wojtek Smarzowski. In Polish tradition it is a sacred title - there was a theatre play of the same title from 1901 by Stanislaw Wyspianski, dubbed "the most original play written for the theatre in the Polish language" and a classical film from the 1970s by Andrzej Wajda.

There is a scene in the film, which I think needs to be explained: towards the end of the film all participants of the ceremony sing a song - the title is "Rota" it's very patriotic and very religious, like a second national anthem of Poland. (Stefan Laudyn)

 

Panorama Specials 2005

Wojtek Smarzowski

Poland 2004
35mm/1:1,85/Farbe
109 minutes
OmeU

Screenplay
Cinematography
Andrzej Szulkowski
Editing
Pawel Laskowski
Music
Ryszard Tymon Tymanski
Cast
Marian Dziedziel, Iwona Bielska-Grabowska, Tamara Arciuch, Maciek Stuhr, Bartomiej Topa, Pawel Wilczak

Production

Grupa Filmowa
ul. Wita Stwosza 17a
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Polen
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www.grupafilmowa.com.pl
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Grupa Filmowa
ul. Wita Stwosza 17a
02-661 Warschau
Polen
T +48 22 848 7811
F +48 22 843 9697
www.grupafilmowa.com.pl
office@grupafilmowa.com.pl