Hunting Flies

Polowanie na muchy, 1969, 108 min.

Hunting Flies (1969)

Production

Director Andrzej Wajda
Screenplay Janusz Glowacki
Cinematography Zygmunt Samosiuk
Music Andrzej Korzynski
Art Direction Teresa Barska

Cast

Irena Malgorzata Braunek
Wlodek Zygmunt Malanowicz
Wlodek’s wife, Hanka Ewa Skarzanka
Wlodek’s mother-in-law Hanna Skarzanka
Wlodek’s father-in-law Jozef Pieracki
“Cataway” Daniel Olbrychski

Story

One of the key films of the Polish film renaissance, this satiric comedy explores the seeming world of emancipated women and emasculated men in Communist Poland. A librarian shares his life and home with his domineering wife. He has an affair with a beautiful intellectual, who wears fly-shaped glasses. She tries to become the woman behind the great artist. It’s a film dedicated to the women of Poland, even as it critiques the relations between the sexes.