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Mr. Inkblot in Love & War

Love in the time of the Holocaust. The unknown story of the most popular Polish-Jewish poet and fairytale writer. In occupied Warsaw, Jan Brzechwa fights for survival – and for his greatest love. A film in the experimental convention of a docu-fairytale, illustrated with songs from pre-war Polish cabarets and films.

  • Władysław Jurków
  • Władysław Jurków
  • Jan Kaczmarski
  • Piotr Chomik
    Key Cast
    "Poet in love"
  • Władysław Jurkow
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Pan Kleks. Wojna i miłość
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Music Video, Television
  • Runtime:
    55 minutes 38 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 25, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    158,000 USD
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  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • 62.Krakow Film Festival
    June 1, 2022
    Polish Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 10.Zamojski Festiwal Filmowy
    10.Zamojski Festiwal Filmowy "Spotkania z historią"
    August 18, 2022
    Audience Award
  • Jewish Culture Festiwal Singer's Warsaw
    August 27, 2022
    Warsaw Premiere
    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • Arkadia Film & TVP S.A.
    Country: Poland
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Władysław Jurków

WLADEK JURKOW - director/scriptwriter

Film director, journalist, cooperating with TVP, HBO, WDR. Author of documentary films and TV programs, member of Polish archeological missions in Egypt and Sudan.

Selected productions:
2020 The Disappearance of Johanna Langefeld - TV doc 52'30"
2019 The Case of Johanna Langefeld - Polish-German co-production, a documentary for MDR, rbb (feature-length 91')
2015 Treblinka 3D - video presentation for Musem of Treblinka Death Camp
2014 Faras 3D – stereoscopic 3d film for National Museum in Warsaw,
2008 African Dream – documentary for HBO,
2008 Secrets of the Nile Valley – documentary series for TVP2,
2006 Hanging Writer – documentary on Witold Gombrowicz, TVP1,
2005 J.G.Pinsel -The Forgotten Master – documentary on a master of Baroque sculpture, Filmotwórnia and Polish Film Institute,
2002 The View From a Window - documentary on Polish painter Jan Cybis, TVP1
2001 The Nest - documentary for TVP 2,
1998 -2000 Franciszek Starowieyski’s tales about Art – TV series for TVP1, 25 episodes,
1997 Alles in Bester Verfassung - Polen – documentary for WDR

Awards and festivals:
"The Case of Johanna Langefeld" - the documentary screened at over 20 international festivals and received 9 festival awards

"Treblinka 3D" & "Faras 3 D" - Muse Awards 2015 Honorary Mention of the Jury

„African Dream”
10 International Film Festival Rozstaje Europy 2009,
XVI Ogólnopolski Festiwal Filmowy Prowincjonalia 2009, Gdańsk DOC Film Festival 2009,
Docboat Warsaw Nonfiction E-Fest 2009,
Human Doc Film Festival Warszawa 2010

„Secrets oft he Nile Valley“
The Archaeology Channel International Film Festival (USA) 2009
AGON - International Meeting of Archaeological Film (Grecja) 2009
Grand Prix Festiwalu Filmów Archeologicznych w Krakowie 2010

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