“The Dancing Hawk” refers to the son of a peasant who senses he can climb to the job in troubled times by playing his cards right. His slavery to work matches his ambitions, and gradually he reaches the social position he desires. But the costs have included a dehumanized soul and a loss of a moral conscience. People have had to pay for his advancement, including those nearest to him. The downfall is equally painful: either imprisonment or the easy wasy out are offered as the alternatives. —IMDb
Polish film director, born in 1939. Married, three children. He has been geting experience by making documentary films and TV theater of fact, before he made in 1972 his first feature film ‘’Right through’‘. By that time he perpetually takes adventages of his talent in many topics and technics. Especially it refers to his feature films and TV theater – works about historical and current events, connected with social and ethical problems. He consider it his duty to get dramatic elements. The critic’s opinions about his productions are very different. He is particulary appreciated by those, who are interested in widening means of cinema’s expression and those, who appreciate not only subjective problems, but also ability to react on social events. He makes actors engaged in absolute co-operation, what give them a chance to make the best creations just in his films. Apart from his film productions, Grzegorz Królikiewicz, who graduated State Theatrical and Film Collage in Łódź in 1970… read more
Chronicling the rise to power of a small village boy this film is a satire that is very mercenary and uncompromising in its approach - perfectly mirroring the opportunism and reckless abandon shown by a governmental ladder that had lost touch with the heart of its people in favour of "far-sighted" goals. The film also boasts some of the most wildly creative camera work I've ever seen.