Human Rights/Social Justice
Masahiro Kobayashi Films
South Asian/Southeast Asian
BEADS OF ONE ROSARY
DVD with public performance rights $179
DVD with 3-year digital site license $499
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Director Kazimierz Kutz, one-time assistant to Andrzej Wajda and member of the Polish School, directed this endearing dramatic comedy set in his homeland of Silesia. Cantankerous hero Habryka (Augustyn Halotta) is an old miner who won many medals over the years for his hard work. Now retired, he lives proudly with his adorable wife in their family cottage. When Communist officials begin pushing elderly citizens into newly built concrete apartments, Habryka refuses despite cajoling from his family and threats from authorities. "The actors are exceptionally good, especially Augustyn Halotta, who plays Habryka, and Marta Straszna, who plays his irritable but adoring wife" (Vincent Canby,
New York Times
). Also known as
Paciorki Jednego Rozanca
. In Polish with English subtitles.
Kazimierz Kutz---Poland---1980---116 mins.
DISMISSED FROM LIFE
OLD FAIRY TALE, THE: WHEN THE SUN WAS GOD
JANOSIK (4 DISC SET)