Reference code: 419/I/1/9/69
Title: Film director Krzysztof Zanussi about John Paul II
Size and medium: 1,15 GB; MP4
Creator's name: Centrum Myśli Jana Pawła II
Repository: Centrum Myśli Jana Pawła IIContent:
Cameraman – Sławomir Zajączkowski
Short biographical note:
Krzysztof Zanussi (born in 1939 in Warsaw) - an outstanding Polish director and screenwriter in film, theatre and television, film producer, publicist, educator and philosopher. Director of the film about John Paul II "From a Far Country” (1981 ).
In the interview he talks about meetings with John Paul II and the Pope's attitude towards culture and art.
First encounter with bishop Karol Wojtyła in Cracow in a private house. The story of the biographical film “From a far country: Pope John Paul II” coming to life, vaticanists’ and the Pope’s comments on the screenplay. The news about the election of the Pope received on Yucatan and the reaction of PRL’s ambassador in Mexico to this event. John Paul II’s teachings and his influence on Krzysztof Zanussi’s views on the Catholic Church. The Pope’s lecturing style. Meetings during audiences and private dinners in Rome. The Pope’s sense of humour. The importance of the theatre once and currently as well as comparison with the liturgy. Acting ability, which the Pope utilised – word, cadence, gesture. B-Boy’s performance in Vatican City and the statement about selflessness in art. John Paul II’s death and message which he left for the people.