Camera Buff

Amator, 1979, 112 min.

Camera Buff (1979)

Awards

1980
Berlin International Film Festival, ’80 – Interfilm Award for Krzysztof Kieslowski

1979
Moscow International Film Festival – FIPRESCI Prize and Golden Prize
Polish Film Festival Gdansk, ’79 – Golden Lion and Best Actor Award for Jerzy Stuhr

Production

Director Krzysztof Kieslowski
Screenplay Krzysztof Kieslowski
Cinematography Jacek Petrycki
Music Krzysztof Knittel
Art Direction Rafal Waltenberger
Producer Wieslawa Piotrowska

Cast

Filip Mosz Jerzy Stuhr
Irka Mosz Malgorzata Zabkowska
Anna Wlodarczyk Ewa Pokas
Director Stefan Czyzewski
Osuch Jerzy Nowak
Witek Tadeuscz Bradecki

Story

The story of Filip Mosz, a man happy in his work with a loving wife and a new baby. Things are looking good for Filip and he decides to buy a video camera to record his daughter’s development. As the only man in town with the right equipment, Filip is ordered to shoot his company’s anniversary party. He wins high praise for his film but soon runs into increasingly strict censorship problems and his addiction to making films starts to threaten his marriage.