Archive of films Kichot / Kichot

2011, 15 min

Section: Documentary Films - Competition
Year: 2012

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.


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About the film

Color, HD CAM
International premiere

Section: Documentary Films - Competition
Director: Jagoda Szelc
Screenplay: Jagoda Szelc
Dir. of Photography: Ita Zbroniec-Zajt
Editor: Bogusława Furga
Producer: Marcin Malatyński
Production: Polish National Film School in Łódź
Contact: Krakow Film Festival


Jagoda Szelc

Film Director

Bogusława Furga

Film Editor

Maria Letowska

Agnieszka Odorowicz

Film Institution Rep.


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