The Young Ladies of Wilko

Panny z Wilka, 1979, 116 min.

The Young Ladies of Wilko (1979)

Production

Director Andrzej Wajda
Screenplay Andrzej Kijowski
Cinematography Slawomir Idziak
Music Fifth Symphony By Ludwig van Beethoven
Art Direction Allan Sstarski
Producer(s) Barbara Pec-Slesicka, Tony Moliere

Cast

Wiktor Ruben Daniel Olbrychski
Julcia Anna Seniuk
Jola Maja Komorowska
Zosia Stanislawa Celinska
Kazia Krystyna Zachwatowicz
Tunia Christine Pascal
Julcia’s Husband Zbigniew Zapasiewicz

Story

Set in the late ’20s. A thirtyish young man, who heads a small factory, faints at the funeral of a close friend. He decides to go home to his aunt and uncle for a while, but gets involved with a family of five women who had been in love with him at one time though he had apparently loved only one, who, unknown to him, has died since his departure. The women are mainly disillusioned with life or estranged from husbands while the youngest has a crush on him.