Kazimierz Kutz

Kazimierz Kutz

Bio

Born in 1929 in Szopienice, Upper Silesia, to a railway worker’s family. After graduating from secondary school he enrolled in the Directing Faculty at Lodz Film School After graduating in 1954 he become assistant to Andrzej Wajda during filming A GENERATION.

In 1959, he debuted with a film entitled CROSS OF VALOR. He has gone on to direct over 20 feature films. Worked in many theatres, most recently at Teatr Stary (Old Theatre) in Kraków and Teatr Narodowy (National Theatre) in Warsaw. He is a current-affairs commentator, writes about films and topics related to Silesia.

In 1972, he founded the Silesia Film Company in Katowice and, until 1978, was its Artistic Director. Between 1981 and 1983, he lectured in the Radio and Television Faculty at Silesian University in Katowice, and, between 1985 and 1991, taught directing at the Theatre School in Krakow.

From 1987, he was Principal Director in the Polish Television Centre in Katowice and, between 1990 and 1991, headed the Centre. 1966 – founding member of the Association of Polish Filmmakers. Member of the Writers’ Section of the Union of Stage Writers and Composers. Member of Senate (Higher Chamber of Polish Parliament) of 4th term. Deputy Chairman of Senate of 5th term.

Filmography

1996 Colonel Kwiatkowski (Półkownik Kwiatkowski)
1994 Death as a Slice of Bread (Śmierć jak kromka chleba)
The Terrible Dream of Babyface Gorkiewicz (Straszny sen dziadziusia Gorkiewicza)
1986 The Brothers Will Come Soon (Wkrótce nadejdą bracia)
1984 I Shall Always Stand Guide (Na strazy swej stac bede)
1980 The Beads of One Rosary (Paciorki jedengo różańca)
1975 From Nowhere to Nowhere (Znikąd donikąd)
The Line (Linia)
1972 Pearl in the Crown (Perła w koronie)
1970 Salt of the Black Earth (Sól ziemi czarnej)
1969 The Leap (Skok)
1966 Whoever May Know (Ktokolwiek wie…)
1964 Heat (Upał)
Silence (Milczenie)
1962 Wild Horses (Tarpany)
1961 Night Train (Ludzie z pociągu)
1960 Nobody’s Calling (Nikt nie woła)
1959 Cross of Valor (Krzyż walecznych)