Zapach śmierci, epilepsja i portret papieża ("Tatarak" Andrzeja Wajdy i "Bracia Karamazow" Petra Zelenki)

Słowa kluczowe

film adaptation
making off
East Europe
Andrzej Wajda
Peter Zelenka
Bracia Karamazow

Jak cytować

Otto, W. (2009). Zapach śmierci, epilepsja i portret papieża ("Tatarak" Andrzeja Wajdy i "Bracia Karamazow" Petra Zelenki). Images. The International Journal of European Film, Performing Arts and Audiovisual Communication, 7(13-14), 123–139.


The Smell of Heath, Epilepsy and the Pope’s Portrait (Andrzej Wajda’s “Sweet Rush” and Peter Zelenka’s “The Brothers Kramazov”)

Andrzej Wajda’a Sweet Rush (Tatarak) and Petr Zelenka’s The Karamazovs (Karamazovi) are film adaptations of literature. Both directors represent very innovative approach to the literary material. Wajda wanted to depict the theme of death and passing in original way and combined various literary sources: Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz’s short story Sweet Rush, a novelette by Sándor Márai, and Last Notes by Polish actress, Krystyna Janda. Her text is a form of reflection on the death of her husband who was a recognized cinematographer. Wajda also incorporated into the picture scenes revealing the film’s making off. Petr Zelenka’s screen adaptation of the famous novel by Fiodor Dostoievsky is based on the film record of the Prague theater presentation (also based on The Karamazovs) made in the industrial space of the Sendzimir Ironworks inPoland. The recorded spectacle became the opportunity for the director to present his artistic statement on the history and culture of the Middle andEast Europe and the artist’s status nowadays.


„Iść za losem filmu". Z Andrzejem Wajdą rozmawiaTadeusz Lubelski, "Kino" 2009, nr 4, s. 9.

J. Płażewski, "Kino" 2008, nr 9 (recenzja filmu "Bracia Karamazow").