The Last Day Of Summer / Ostatni dzieñ lata
Poland 1958

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directed by Tadeusz Konwicki, drama, 59 min, eng subtitles written by Tadeusz Konwicki
with Irena Laskowska, Jan Machulski

The Last Day of Summer is the first film of the renowned Polish director and writer Tadeusz Konwicki. The story takes place among the deserted dunes and screaming gulls of a chilly Baltic shore. Two lonely, damaged people, played by Irena Laskowska and Jan Machulski, whose characters remain nameless throughout the film, happen to meet on a deserted beach. Both are haunted by vivid memories of World War II and make silent, imperfect attempts to reach out to each other, but they cannot find a means to communicate. Tadeusz Konwicki is a novelist, screenwriter and film director.. He is among those writers who have left the most lasting impression on post-war Polish literature and culture, regarded as a spokesman for the dreams, hopes and frustrations of several generations of Poles.

Awards
Venice IFF 1958 (Grand Prix)
Brussels EXPO 58 (Grand Prix for Experimental Film)

Ce premier film de Tadeusz Konwicki, réalisateur et écrivain polonais célèbre de l'après-guere, raconte l'histoire de deux personnages solitaires et endommagés qui se rencontrent sur une plage deserte de la Mer baltique. Là, au milieu des dunes désertes et des cris de mouettes, hantés par de vifs souvenirs de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, ils essaient de se réconforter, mais un rapprochement est loin d'être évident et les paroles viennent difficilement. 

Prix
Venice IFF 1958 (Grand Prix) 
Brussels EXPO 58 (Grand Prix for Experimental Film)

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