Shorts

Shorts | PL 1962/1958/1959 | 10'/15'/8' | OV

  • Wednesday, 30. September 2009 19:30 hrs

Polanski’s trademark combination of a gloomy view of the world and absurd humor is already very present in his early short films. In SSAKI (1962), two men get into a fight about who will pull the other one on a sled. They keep coming up with new fake injuries to get around having to be the puller. DWAJ LUDZIE Z SZAFA (1958) is a bitterly sarcastic variation on the theme of selfishness. LAMPA (1959) does without human malice, but can also be understood as an allegory. In a puppet maker’s store, a fuse box comes alive one night. It sets the puppets aflame; meanwhile, on the outside, passers-by amble on in willful ignorance.

SSAKI
Director
Roman Polanski
Script
Roman Polanski, Andrzej Kondriatiuk
Photography
Andrzej Kostenko
Editors
Janina Niedzwiedzka, Halina Prugar
Music
Krzysztof T. Komeda
Principal Cast
Henryk Kluba, Michal Zolnierkiewicz
DWAJ LUDZIE Z SZAFA
Director
Roman Polanski
Script
Roman Polanski
Photography
Maciej Kijowski
Music
Krzysztof T. Komeda
Principal Cast
Jakuba Goldberga, Henryka Klube
LAMPA
Director
Roman Polanski
Script
Roman Polanski
Photography
Krzysztof Romanowski
Principal Cast
Roman Polanski