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Camera Buff / B1 / Poland


Poster Poster

A striking image by Polish designer Andrzej Krauze on this country of origin poster for legendary director Krzysztof Kieslowski‘s Camera Buff. The film was the first of Kieslowski’s films to prove successful outside of Poland and went on to win the grand prize at the Moscow Film Festival.

The film is set in Wielice in late 1970s Communist Poland and focuses on a factory worker Filip Mosz (Jerzy Stuhr) whose acquisition of an 8mm camera to film his newborn daughter sees him being approached by the local party leaders. He is asked to film an upcoming conference and before long he is submitting work into local film festivals and hanging around with other film-making enthusiasts. Will Filip’s new found success prove to be at the expense of his family life?

The film is described as being an exploration of censorship in Communist Poland and its repression of the individual’s expression of his observations.

Andrzej Krauze is, I believe, currently living in London (he moved here in 1987) and has worked as a designer, illustrator and satirical cartoonist for several decades. His work has been published in countless newspapers, including the Guardian, The Times and the Independent. A biography can be read here. A gallery of some of his political cartoons is on the Guardian website.

End of the Lonely Farm Berghof / B1 / Poland


Poster Poster
End of the Lonely Farm Berghof
Slady wilczych zebów (literally 'Wolves' Teeth Marks') | Zánik samoty Berhof (Czech - original title)
Year of Film
Jirí Svoboda
Jana Brejchová, Radoslav Brzobohatý, Milan Knazko, Lubomír Kostelka, Ladislav Krivácek, Miroslav Machácek, Jerzy Nowak, Viteszlav Pohanka
Origin of Film
Genre(s) of Film
Jana Brejchová, Radoslav Brzobohatý, Milan Knazko, Lubomír Kostelka, Ladislav Krivácek, Miroslav Machácek, Jerzy Nowak, Viteszlav Pohanka,
Type of Poster
Style of Poster
Origin of Poster
Year of Poster
Wiktor Sadowski
Wiktor Sadowski
Size (inches)
26 11/16" x 38 4/16"
SS or DS

A striking illustration by the Polish artist Wiktor Sadowski features on this Polish poster for the release of the Czechoslovakian film End of the Lonely Farm Berghof. Directed by Jirí Svoboda, the film appears to be little-seen, at least judging by the absence of any reviews on its IMDb page and elsewhere. The plot is described on thusly:

“Based on a novel by Vladimir Korner, Zanik Samoty Berhof takes place just as World War II has ended, and the Germans who live in Sudentenland now find themselves citizens of Czechoslovakia. Hitler annexed that area during the war, and it was simply given back after the war. Rather than peacefully accept the situation, some Germans continued to fight in this northwestern border region, refusing to accept the end of the war. In this story, several of these people end up at the Berhof farm […] When the mayor of the town decides that these “warmongers” have to be handled immediately, the fate of the people on the farm seems bleak indeed.”

Wiktor Sadowski who was born in Olendry in 1956 and later graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. Sadowski has painted hundreds of film posters during his career and has won several prestigious awards, including a gold medal at Poster Biennale of Poland in 1984 and a gold medal from the New York Society of Illustrators in 1994. There are multiple galleries of his work online, including this one on the Polish Poster Gallery website and this one on that both clearly show the quality of his artwork.