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Zanussi, Krzysztof 1939-

Works: 412 works in 844 publications in 8 languages and 2,386 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Romance films  History  Religious films  Biographical films  Short films  Documentary films  Biography  War films  Coming-of-age films 
Roles: Author, Director, Narrator, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Restager , fmd, Producer, Performer, Author of introduction, Editor, Interviewee, Dedicatee, Creator, Artist
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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A year of the quiet sun by Krzysztof Zanussi( Visual )

19 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in Polish and English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the wake of World War II, an American soldier (Norman played by Scott Wilson) forms a delicate friendship with a war widow (Emilia played by Maja Komorowska) amid the devastation of 1946 Poland. In spite of the language barrier, painful memories of their past, and the many cultural divisions that separate them, Norman and Emilia dare to steal a moment of happiness together
Życie za Życie, Maksymilian Kolbe = Life for life, Maximilian Kolbe( Visual )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in Polish and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Auschwitz, 1941. One of the prisoners, Jan, escapes from the German concentration camp while working at a gravel pit. Thanks to the help of good-hearted people he finds shelter. There Jan hears tragic news about ten random inmates sentenced to death by starvation by the Nazis as a punishment for his escape. One among the convicts is Father Maximillian Kolbe, a Franciscan priest who volunteered to die in place of one of the inmates. Now Jan is not just fleeing the Nazis, but also from his guilt for his involvement in Kolbe's death. He goes to visit Niepokalanów, a very large Franciscan monastery where Fr. Kolbe had been the founder and superior. There Jan wants to learn what were the motives behind his decision to die for another prisoner, a complete stranger. Though free from Auschwitz, Jan will continue to be confronted by the life and death of Maximilian Kolbe wherever he goes. In addition to Jan - torn between wanting to forget and a fascination with Kolbe - another key character emerges, Brother Anselm. He is a devout young Franciscan priest who quietly but strongly witnesses to Kolbe's heroic faith and love, and then rejoices at the Beatification of Kolbe by Pope Paul VI. Later Kolbe will be canonized by his fellow countryman, Pope John Paul II, who proclaimed Kolbe as the "patron saint of the difficult 20th century"
Leben für Leben - Maximilian Kolbe( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in German and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mit Oscar-Preisträger Christoph Waltz in einer seinen frühen Rollen. Dem jungen Schlesier Jan gelingt im Juli 1941 eine gewagte aber unerwartete Flucht aus dem KZ Auschwitz. Lagerkommandant Fritsch verurteilt daraufhin als Racheakt für den Entflohenen zehn Häftlinge zum Tod im Hungerbunker. Als einer von ihnen, ein Familienvater, unter diesem Todesurteil um Gnade fleht und zusammenbricht, gibt stellvertretend Maximilian Kolbe für ihn sein Leben und stirbt dessen Hungertod. Fortan ist Jan nicht nur vor der Gestapo auf der Flucht, sondern auch vor seiner Schuld, seiner Verstrickung in Kolbes Tod. Neben dieser Figur taucht eine andere auf: Bruder Anselm, ein junger Franziskanerpater, der ruhig und unbeirrbar die Seligsprechung Kolbes durch Papst Paul VI. vorantreibt. So ergründen er und Jan gegen Ende des Krieges und noch viele Jahre danach Kolbes Motive unter völlig verschiedenen Auffassungen
Picture house( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of a series of short films inspired by paintings: the director believes that a painting in a museum on Krakow would have been as famous as the Mona Lisa had it been hung somewhere else
Iluminacja = Illumination by Krzysztof Zanussi( Visual )

27 editions published between 1973 and 2017 in Polish and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iluminacja follows the education of a young man from his entry into college to his final achievement of a doctorate. Paralleling his outer education, his inner education about life, family, sexuality and spiritual values is revealed. By the time he achieves his doctorate, he has been told that he has a life-shortening heart disease. However, because of his two-fold education, he is fulfilled in what he has done and is not much distressed. This Polish film, by the notable director Krzysztof Zanussi, won many awards at Italian film festivals. ~ Clarke Fountain, All Movie Guide
From a far country : Pope John Paul II( Visual )

6 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This epic story follows the life of Karol Wojtyla, a Polish Roman Catholic who ascends the throne of St. Peter as Pope John Paul II. As a young boy, Karol is a bright student. Archbishop Sapieha recognizes the very special and moving qualities in Karol and encourages him to consider the priesthood. Although determined to study Polish literature, Karol eventually turns to the church. He becomes an ordained priest and studies in Italy, France, and Belgium. Torn by fear and repression in post-Stalin Easter Europe, Karol becomes a poisonous thorn in the communists' side. His deep reverence and commitment to his Catholic faith return him to Poland as Pope John Paul II
Barwy ochronne = Camouflage by Krzysztof Zanussi( Visual )

22 editions published between 1976 and 2017 in Polish and Undetermined and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A psychological drama about a linguistics students camp and a research competition. One of the camp directors, Jaroslaw, is a young professor who prefers the straightforward, intimate approach to students. He is opposed by Jakub, who likes to manipulate people. A seminar work by a dissident student supported by Jaroslaw loses in the competition but receives a commendation which enrages the university official
Das Jahr der ruhigen Sonne : Filmerzählungen by Krzysztof Zanussi( Book )

10 editions published between 1978 and 1995 in Polish and German and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scenariusze filmowe by Krzysztof Zanussi( Book )

12 editions published between 1969 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Struktura kryształu = The structure of crystals( Visual )

14 editions published between 1969 and 2017 in Polish and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A metropolitan member of the scientific elite visits a colleague who has renounced a successful career in the city, and the two men attempt to understand each other and to rekindle their friendship
Nowele filmowe by Krzysztof Zanussi( Book )

9 editions published in 1976 in 3 languages and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opowieści weekendowe = Weekend stories( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in Polish and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents 8 short films that deal incisively with moral issues
Blaubart : ein Buch zum Film by Max Frisch( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in German and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Krzysztof Zanussi by Michel Estève( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in French and Undetermined and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bilans Kwartalny = The balance( Visual )

10 editions published between 1974 and 2016 in Polish and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a successful woman, happily married with a beautiful child and a good job. But finding her life very bland and routine, she begins looking for new experiences. A chance encounter with an old friend who is the antithesis of her husband leads to a love affair
Życie rodzinne = Family life by Franciszek Starowieyski( Visual )

8 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in Polish and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A design engineer returns to his family home after six years in Warsaw. While living in the dilapidated country mansion, he must come to terms with his alcoholic father, his deranged sister, and his own life
Max Frisch, Blaubart : ein Buch zum Film von Krzysztof Zanussi by Krzysztof Zanussi( Book )

5 editions published between 1985 and 1991 in German and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persona non grata by Oliver Stone( Visual )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feature film from Poland. Drama. The recently widowed Polish ambassador to Uruguay, who suspects an old Russian friend of having had an affair with his wife, faces personal and professional problems
Giovanni Paolo II : il profeta del terzo millennio by Leonardo Valente( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in Italian and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wherever you are : a film by Krzysztof Zanussi( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.59 (from 0.27 for Życie za ... to 0.93 for Max Frisch ...)

Opowieści weekendowe = Weekend stories
Alternative Names
Krzysztof Zanussi director de cine nacido en Polonia

Krzysztof Zanussi lengyel filmrendező, forgatókönyvíró, producer

Krzysztof Zanussi Polish producer and film director

Krzysztof Zanussi polnischer Filmproduzent und Regisseur

Krzysztof Zanussi polski reżyser i scenarzysta filmowy

Krzysztof Zanussi Pools filmregisseur

Krzysztof Zanussi réalisateur, scénariste et producteur polonais

Krzysztof Zanussi regista polacco

Zanusi, Kšiŝof.

Zanusi, Kšiŝof 1939-

Zanussi, Krysztof 1939-

Zanussi, Krzysztof

Zanussì, Kšištof.

Zanussi, Kšištof 1939-

Кшиштоф Занусси польский кинорежиссёр и продюсер

Кшиштоф Зануссі

Кшищоф Зануси

Кшыштаф Занусі

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کژیشتف زانوسی فیلمنامه‌نویس، تهیه‌کننده، نویسنده، و کارگردان لهستانی

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자누쉬, 크지쉬토프 1939-