IN FULL GALLOP
Title: IN FULL GALLOP
Original Title: CWAŁ
Film Status: INTERNATIONALLY PREMIERED
Production Year: 1995
Country of Origin: POLAND
Genre: DRAMA/COMEDY
Language: POLISH/RUSSIAN/ENGLISH/ITALIAN
Duration: 103 MIN.
Director: KRZYSZTOF ZANUSSI
Scriptwriter: KRZYSZTOF ZANUSSI
Cast: MAJA KOMOROWSKA, BARTOSZ OBUCHOWICZ,
KAROLINA WAJDA, PIOTR ADAMCZYK
Cinematographer: JAROSŁAW ŻAMOJDA
Editor: MAREK DENYS
Producer: KRZYSZTOF ZANUSSI
Production Company: SF TOR
Format: 35 mm
Screen Ratio: 1.85 : 1
SYNOPSIS:

Early 1950s. Hubert, 10, moves from a provincial town to the city of Warsaw where his aunt Idalia takes care of him. Idalia is an eccentric woman and opponent of the new political system in Poland. She tries to find a niche of her own in the oppressive reality. She doesn’t shy from a lie or two to trick the authorities. She helps the boy when he is faced with some serious problems at school: he burst in laughter when he was made to stand guard at portrait of Stalin after the Soviet dictator’s death. At long last, Hubert finds out that his aunt holds two ID cards and plays two different roles: that of a party-member and a non-party-member citizen of the Communist state. To get her upper hand she does not shy from seeking the support of a high-level party functionary, whom she actually despises. Brought up in the Polish equivalent of “I never tell a lie” tradition, Hubert is amazed by his aunt’s peculiar “dishonesty” coupled with her admiration of values which drive her. She works at a post office and her real passion is horse riding. She overcomes a number of adversities to set up a horse stable together with a group of enthusiasts. Finally, she manages to groom a splendid horse.
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1997:
Polish Feature Film Festival in Gdynia
- Special Award of the Jury
- Best Actress Award - Maja Komorowska
- Best Child Actor
International Film Festival in Tokyo - Special Award of the Jury
International Film Festival in Toronto:
- Best Actress Award - Maja Komorowska
- Fahrenheit Society Award
International Film Festival in Moscow - Gold Knight Best Actress Award - Maja Komorowska
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