Siegfried

Zygfryd, 1984, 91 min.

Siegfried (1984)

Awards

1987
“Bronze Caridi” and “Silver Mask” for Maria Pakulnis
at the IFF in Taormina, Italy.

Production

Director Andrzej Domalik
Screenplay Andrzej Domalik based on a novel by Jaroslaw Iwaszkiewicz
 Cinematography Grzegorz Kedzierski
Music Jerzy Satanowski
Art Direction Jerzy Sajko

Cast

Stefan Drawicz
Gustaw Holoubek
Zygfryd Tomasz Hudziec
Maria Maria Pakulis
Waldo Jan Nowicki

Story

The movie is based loosely on a short story of Jaroslaw Iwaszkiewicz. The place of action is Sandomierz in 1934. Stefan Drawicz (Gustaw Holoubek), an art connoisseur, is a selfish and cynical man, who is always in need of new aesthetic experiences. Siegfried (Tomasz Hodziec) is a young circus acrobat dreaming of a better and more exiting life. A meeting of the two men results in a subtle emotional relationship with homosexual overtones. The Drawicz house is a place where Siegfried can be close to beauty and which makes him long for harmony and perfection. For Stefan, in turn, Siegfried‘s body can be a source of new, strong emotional and aesthetic experiences…