Rent Camera Buff (1979)

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1h 46min
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Synopsis:
Filip (Jerzy Stuhr), a clerk in a small Polish town, buys an 8mm camera to film the baby his wife (Malgorzata Zabkowska) is expecting. His bosses take an interest in it and commision him to film the company's 25th anniversary celebrations. When the result wins a prize at an amateur film festival, Filip, encouraged by his success, becomes consumed by his new found passion. But, as he develops his creative skills, Filip soon discovers that his devotion to making films has unexpected consequences as tensions arise in his marriage, his managers impose censorship upon him and his films inadvertently lead to the sacking of a colleague.
Featuring a superb performance from Jerzy Stuhr, 'Camera Buff' is a compelling exploration of the power and responsibility of the filmmaker.
Actors:
, Malgorzata Zabkowska, Ewa Pokas, Stefan Czyzewski, , , , , , Andrzej Jurga, Alicja Bienicewicz, Tadeusz Rzepka, , Wlodzimierz Maciudzinski, Roman Stankiewicz, Antonina Barczewska, , Jolanta Brzezinska, , Jacek Turalik
Directors:
Producers:
Wielislawa Piotrowska
Writers:
Krzysztof Kieslowski, Jerzy Stuhr
Aka:
Amator
Studio:
Artificial Eye Film Company Ltd.
Genres:
Classics, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Countries:
Poland, Classics, Comedy, Drama, Romance
BBFC:
Release Date:
08/12/2003
Run Time:
106 minutes
Languages:
Polish
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Interview with filmmakers Krzysztof Zanussi & Agnieska Holland and with Kieslowski collaborator Annette Insdorf
  • 'Talking Heads': a short documentary from Kieslowski
  • Kieslowski filmography
BBFC:
Release Date:
20/04/2020
Run Time:
113 minutes
Languages:
Polish
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Brand new audio commentary on 'Camera Buff' by critic Annette Insdorf
  • Moral and Martial Anxieties, a brand new discussion with Michael Brooke, exploring the brief and remarkable Polish film renaissance of the turn of the 1980's
  • Brand new introductions by scholar and critic Micha Oleszczyk
  • Micha Oleszczyk looks through archive materials
  • Archival interviews with filmmakers Agnieska Holland and Krzysztof Zanussi, cinematographers Slawomir Idziak and Jacek Petrycki, actress Grazyna Szapoloska, sound designer Michal Zarnecki, critic Annette Insdorf and Kie lowski collaborator Irena Strazakowska
  • Three short films by Kie lowski: Talking Heads (1980), Concert of Requests (1995) and The Office (1995)
  • Workshop Exercises, a 1987 short film by Marcel Lonzinski

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