2013, 131 min.

Papusza (2013)

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Waterloo International Historical Film Festival, Belgium
Best Directorfor Joanna Kos-Krauze & Krzysztof Krauze, Best Art Director for Anna Wunderlich, Best Costumes for Barbara Sikorska-Bouffal

Thessaloniki International Film Festival
Best Film in the Open Horizons Section

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
Special Mention

Gdynia Film Festival
Best Make-up for Anna Nobel-Nobielska

Valladolid International Film Festival
Best Director and Youth Jury Award for Joanna Kos-Krauze & Krzysztof Krauze, Best Actor Award for Zbigniew Walerys


Director Joanna Kos-Krauze, Krzysztof Krauze
Screenplay Joanna Kos-Krauze, Krzysztof Krauze
Cinematography Krzysztof Ptak, Wojciech Staron
Music Jan Kanty-Pawluskiewicz
Art Director Anna Wunderlich
Producer Lambros Ziotas
Papusza” Bronisława Wajs Jowita Budnik
Djonizy Wajs Zbigniew Walerys
Jerzy Ficowski Antoni Pawlicki
Czarnecki Artur Steranko
Drama based on the true story of the first Roma – gypsy – poet, Bronislawa “Papusza” Wajs, a woman aware of her proprietary voice, not only of her life but the life of the Roma community during the first half of the 20th century. When Papusza meets Polish poet Jerzy Ficowski, he encourages her to write down her poems and eventually has them translated into Polish and published in the public circuit – thanks in part to the efforts of Polish poet Julian Tuwim who was enchanted by Papusza’s lyrical prose. The literary output of Papusza presented a true sense of the Roma community that permanently enriched the Polish culture and gave insight into the “gypsy soul”.