"Polish Film Actresses" is a presentation of photographs, bios and artistic achievements of 55 Polish actresses spanning several generations - from the early days of Polish cinema until recent times. The selection of profiled names was twofold: some were selected by a jury comprised of acclaimed individuals from the world of filmmaking, including writer and screenwriter Janusz Głowacki, cinematographer/director Sławomir Idziak, producer/director Michał Kwieciński, director Borys Lankosz, and actor/director Bogusław Linda. The complementary selection was voted by the public on www.filmweb.pl.
The portraits of these actresses are also the work of several generations of photographers. Piotr Bujnowicz, Edward Hartwig, Krzysztof Gierałtowski, Zofia Nasierowska, Renata Pajchel, Wojciech Plewiński, Tadeusz Rolke - photographers with years of experience in the world of filmmaking - managed to convey more than just its bling and colour. They capture not only the beauty and personality of these actresses, but also their dreams and insecurities. It is often said about film stills that they merely capture a certain moment and lock it in a still frame. The true art of photography goes deeper. Our album confirm this concept.
The album features a broader presentation of works from the outdoor exhibition presented under the same title. In addition to bios and filmographies, the album features anecdotes about the actresses or their own quotes. The album also has a wider selection of photographs than the exhibit.
The album is published in Polish and English, 232 pages, hard cover, dimensions of 245 x 295 mm.
The "Polish Film Actresses" album is available at MATRAS bookshops and is priced at 19.99 PLN.
Published by Rosner i Wspólnicy
The album is co-financed by the Polish Film Institute
Partner organizations: Partnerzy: National Film Archive, Museum of Cinematography in Łódź, ZPAF
Jury members: Janusz Głowacki, Sławomir Idziak, Michał Kwieciński, Borys Lankosz, Bogusław Linda
Academic consultant: Rafał Marszałek
Album concept: Natalia Chojna
Choice of quotes: Rafał Marszałek
Biographies and filmographies: Magda Sendecka
Graphic design: Ola Kot
Text: Elżbieta Jasztal
Photoeditor: Anna Wolska
English translation: Zuzanna Szwed