Archive of films Kichot / Kichot
2011, 15 min
Section: Documentary Films - Competition
A portrait of nonconformist Polish artist Marcin Harlender, who lives with his wife Grażyna and their four young children in a messy apartment full of creative stimuli that he uses, à la Don Quixote, to fight against the world outside.
Scruffy, eccentric, and bohemian, Marcin is the type of artist who puts his work above everything else. His family comes second. Confronted with the filth and disorder of the small flat he shares with his wife Grażyna and their four young children, one might ask whether this Polish Don Quixote, who battles against the world outside, shouldn’t rather have left his Dulcinea childless. The border here between liberal childrearing and irresponsible behavior is unclear, as is Marcin’s sense of reality and his fear that a wizard will change him into a mechanical kangaroo.
About the director
Jagoda Szelc (b. 1984, Wrocław, Poland) graduated from the Wrocław Fine Arts Academy (2007), and in 2006 she enjoyed a study stay at Aristotle University in Thessaloniki. She is currently a student of direction at the National Film School in Łódź. Kichot (2011) is her directorial debut.
About the film
Color, HD CAM
|Section:||Documentary Films - Competition|
|Dir. of Photography:||Ita Zbroniec-Zajt|
|Production:||Polish National Film School in Łódź|
|Contact:||Krakow Film Festival|
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