In a mountain resort, Widmar, a wealthy industrialist, accidentally learns of the affair of his wife, Rebecca, with an esteemed doctor who operated her with some highly eccentric surgical methods.
Director, film writer, set designer, born 5th August 1931 in Lvov (now Ukraine).
After World War II Majewski’s family moved to Cracow. It was there that Majewski, by then a secondary school student, got to know Sławomir Mrożek, the future writer. Majewski’s intellectual development took place in the circle of Cracow’s intelligentsia and in particular of the weekly “Przekrój”, where he evolved from an avid reader to a member of a group of friends and acquaintances of Marian Eile, the magazine’s editor-in-chief and the champion of Cracow’s cultural life. Having passed his baccalaureate exams Majewski, who had caught the filmmaking bug at the age of seven after he had received a children’s film projector for Christmas and for whom photography was a continuing fascination (he took part in a number of photo competitions), wanted to go a film school. His parents, however, persuaded him not to because of the limited employment opportunities in filmmaking in the early 1950s. As a result… read more