Among Jan Jakub Kolski’s short films, critics assign special significance to “Ładny dzień / A Nice Day”, which tells the story of two elderly people who spend their time taking care of their old horse. This film is perceived as a harbinger of the unique sensitivity that would come to characterize the world which the director would create in his full-length features. — www.culture.pl/en/culture
Jan Jakub Kolski (born January 29, 1956 in Wrocław) is a Polish film director, cinematographer, and writer.
Kolski comes from a family closely connected to cinema. His father, Roman Kolski, and his sister, Ewa Pakulska were film editors. His brother, Włodzimierz Kolski, is a production manager. His paternal grandfather was a film producer. Kolski’s wife, Grażyna Błęcka-Kolska is an actress. From age eleven until age fourteen, Kolski lived in a small village, Popielawy, near Tomaszów Mazowiecki and Łódź. Those years became the inspiration for his later films. During the late 1970s, he worked his way through the ranks at a TV station in his home town, ending up as chief director of photography. He then studied cinematography at the famous Film School in Łódź, where he now runs a screenplay workshop. In 2007 he gained his doctoral degree in film art. He’s also a lecturer at Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing.
During the 1980s, Kolski made about twenty short films… read more