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Polish Cinema for Beginners – Johnnie Waterman (1993), dir. J.J. Kolski

Dear all,

This coming Thursday in Nowe Horyzonty Cinema, we will host the first Polish Cinema for Beginners in the new year. After the screening of “Johnnie Waterman” our guest will be one of the leading actresses in the film – Grażyna Błęcka-Kolska

The film by Jan Jakub Kolski is a ballad in which realism is mixed with magic. Johnnie (played by Franciszek Pieczka) is a good-hearted philosopher, who loves life and his young wife Weronika. He lives in a small village that has been cursed by a wayfarer. One day Johnnie discovers that he has magic powers. He abandons his pregnant wife and sets off to the world in order to heal people. Soon after he changes beyond recognition.”Johnnie Waterman” is definitely one of the most important and original Polish films from the 90’s.

Clip from the film “Johnnie Waterman”:

The film has been very well received by the critics and the public, which in turn resulted in many awards. For “Johnnie Waterman” Jan Jakub Kolski received “Paszport Polityki” Award, during the Polish Film Festival in Gdynia it received Jury’s Special Award, International Journalists’ Award as well as an award for Franciszek Pieczka for the best male actor.

This Thursday the English speaking audience in Wrocław, will have an opportunity to learn more about this magical tale, thanks to the meeting with the actress Grażyna Błęcka- Kolska. She works both in theatre and film and for years was a muse to the director. She is also known for her work with Andrzej Wajda, Roman Załuski and Waldemar Krzystek.

The screening of “Johnnie Waterman” will take place on the 7th of January in Nowe Horyzonty Cinema at 19:00. Tickets can be purchased in the box office before the screening or on For more information about the project please go to

This project is a part of European Capital of Culture programme and has been brought to you by Wrocławska Fundacja Filmowa

see you in the cinema!





Polish Cinema for Beginners

Wrocławska Fundacja Filmowa

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