A pastor studying folklore in remote parts of 19th century Estonia is invited to stay with a young nobleman. His mother is sequestered and mad. It seems she has been attacked by a bear as a young wife and local peasants whisper the young man may be the son of a bear. A doctor, who treats the mother with old-fashioned remedies, reveals this to the pastor. Young nobleman’s wife is found with a bite and the man has disappeared into the woods. —IMDb
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