The Beautyful Twenty-Year-Old
( Piekny dwudziestoletni )
Série-Collection : Polska Szkola Dokumentu

Andrzej Titkow
1986 - 19 min - Noir & Blanc - Pologne

English summary
A Film about Marek Hlaska (1934-1969) – the greatest loss in Polish literature since 1956.
Hlasko’s tragedy was his forced emigration – communist authorities refused him back into the country follawing his scholarship in the West.
The main theme of the film is Hlasko’s inner turmoil – the clash between his "masculine" Hemmingwayesque prose and his quivering sensitivity – “the pursuit of happiness, which is said to be futile, and yet worth devoting oneself to".