Section: POLSKIE HORYZONTY: The Female Gaze



Katarzyna Klimkiewicz
PL, 2021, 105 Min

Poland in the 1960s. Kalina Jędrusik is considered the "Marylin Monroe of Poland" - diva and sex symbol, femme fatale and feminist. A woman who lived by her own rules, challenging not only society but also the state, and offending the party and television. The story of emancipation staged as a musical.

Katarzyna Klimkiewicz's film is a monument to the early "pop icon" – and, with great features and entertainment value, tells a part of Polish (pop) history from a personal perspective that becomes increasingly political in the end. With her desire for independence, Jędrusik is now a role model for women who do what is normal: be independent. A story that unfortunately is timeless.

Text: Bernd Buder

Katarzyna Klimkiewicz / Patrycja Mnich
Weronika Bilska
Robert Czyżewski, Maciej Pawłowski
Ireneusz Grzyb
Wojciech Żogała
Radosław Łuka
Maria Dębska,
Leszek Lichota,
Krzysztof Zalewski,
Bartosz Kotschedoff,
Katarzyna Obidzińska,
Borys Szyc
wska Listoś / Maria Gołoś
RE Studio
TVP, Chimney Poland, DI Factory, Mazovia Warsaw Film Fund, Aeropla
Katarzyna Klimkiewicz

Katarzyna Klimkiewicz - I knew I wanted to be a filmmaker since I was 15 years old, I graduated from Polish Film School in Lodz when I was 21. But it took me many years and many short films to gain confidence to make my feature film. It was 2012 and the film was “Flying Blind” with Helen McCrory. I am now in development of my third film “Burnt Grass”.

2022 Romeo and Juliet - TV theatre
2021-2022 Brzydula2 - TV series
2015-2022 First Love - TV series
2015 Don’t make scenes - season 1 TV series
2013 The Time of Honor - season 6 TV historical drama
2013 The Island short film
2012 Flying Blind feature film
2012 The National Stadium TV documentary series
2009 Hanoi-Warsaw short fiction film

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