Comedy. Kargul and Kazimierz Pawlak, two Polish men travel to the USA together with their common granddaughter to visit Pawlak’s brother John who had already emigrated there before World War II. They find it quite problematic coming to terms with the American culture, mentality and habits. Despite their many misunderstandings and clashes, they have great fun and make new friends. —BFI
An outstanding film director who for several dozen years has been one of the most important cultural ambassadors of Wrocław and Lower Silesia. Asked in an interview about the role Wrocław has played in his life, Sylwester Chęciński said „Wrocław and Lower Silesia are over 50 years of my life. They are the landscape of my films. We have everything here: diverse architecture and an improbable cultural crucible constituting the material and spiritual scenery. What is Wrocław in my life? It is precisely that, my life.”
An excellent director and screenwriter, a legend of Polish cinema possessing a stellar ability to characterize heroes, an accomplished artist, a master of comedy, a director of excellent technique, a man of depth, composed, with a winning personality, friendly, warm and modest.
Sylwester Chęciński was born on 21 May 1930 in Susiec, near Tomaszow Lubelski. In 1947 he came to Lower Silesia. He completed secondary school in Dzierżonów, and university studies in… read more