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Invitation to the Doctoral Film Club

Invitation to the Doctoral Film Club

The Culture Commission of the Jagiellonian University’s PhD Student Association invites you to attend the next edition of the Doctoral Students' Film Club, which will be held in the White Auditorium of the Cinema Under the Rams (Rynek Główny 27) on Thursday February 3rd at 5:45 PM. This time, we will watch Michał Węgrzyn's film Gierek.

Gierek is a film about a participant in the dramatic history of Poland in the twentieth century. Edward Gierek is one of the most important figures of the twentieth century in the collective memory of the Polish people. Even though he stands in line with such figures as Pope John Paul II, Jozef Pilsudski, or Lech Walesa, film industry hasn't noticed him yet. The film's producers, Janusz Iwanowski and Jolanta Owczarczyk, have decided to change this, however. The film is set in between 1970, when Edward Gierek became First Secretary of the Central Committee of the PZPR (Central Committee of the Polish United Worker's Party) and his internment twelve years later. This is not a political film, however. The audience will see Edward Gierek behind the scenes of his political power. Family relationships that have never seen the light of day are an essential part of this story. The filming was preceded by months of preparations and rehearsals with actors as well as appearance transformations. The film was shot in Katowice, Ustron, and Zawiercie in southern Poland as well as in Warsaw, Deblin, and the Gdansk Shipyard.

 

Admission is free for doctoral students at the Jagiellonian University, although the number of participants is limited. We ask all who are interested in attending the event to send an email to filip.mazurczak@doctoral.uj.edu.pl by Wednesday February 2nd. Because of the current restrictions, only one-third of participants can be unvaccinated. In your email, please indicate if you have been vaccinated against COVID-19. Filip Mazurczak, the coordinator of the Doctoral Students’ Film Club, will send you a COVID vaccination declaration, which you will have to sign and bring to the cinema next Thursday. 


The introduction to the film will begin at 5:45 PM sharp. Please do not arrive late.