Rozmowa z Krzysztofem Zanussim

Słowa kluczowe

Ukrainian cinema
Krzysztof Zanussi
Bohdan Stupka
And a Warm Heart
Taras Bulba

Jak cytować

Krupnyk, L. (2023). Rozmowa z Krzysztofem Zanussim. Images. The International Journal of European Film, Performing Arts and Audiovisual Communication, 34(43), 273–278.


An interview with the Polish film director Krzysztof Zanussi was conducted on 12 July 2022 at his home on the outskirts of Warsaw. The filmmaker has collaborated with Ukrainian artists, traveled extensively in Ukraine, supported Ukrainians during the war and even sheltered Ukrainian refugees in his home. The conversation focused on his collaborations with Ukrainian artists, in particular the prominent Ukrainian actor Bohdan Stupka (1941–2012). He played the lead role in Krzysztof Zanussi’s film And a Warm Heart (2008), for which he received the Best Actor award at the Third Rome International Film Festival for the first time in the history of Ukrainian cinema. The conversation also touched on the director’s personal ties with Ukraine, his views on the problems of the development of Ukrainian culture, his memories of creative contacts, including those during the Soviet period, and his experience of working with Russian artists. The filmmaker shared his thoughts on the war in Ukraine and its possible consequences, including those for the development of art.