Innocent Sorcerers

(Niewinni czarodzieje)

1960   >   psychological drama

A film by Anrzej Wajda, laureate of several dozen prestigious international movie awards including  an Oscar from the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, as well
as Felix and César awards for lifetime achievements, the Palme d’Or at Cannes, the Berlin Film Festival Golden Bear and the Platinum Lions for lifetime achievement award at the Gdynia Film Festival in 2005.

A fantastic musical portrayal of the movie legend Krzysztof Komeda.

Received an award at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

A young doctor and a girl meet in a bar. They pretend being cynical and indifferent, losing the chance to establish authentic feelings. Both play a game of appearances while actually longing for romantic love.

The plot evolves over the course of one night. She introduces herself as Pelagia, he as Basil.
They make plans to spend the night together. A shot of vodka, a kiss, an intellectually stimulating discussion, and finally going to bed together. They try to control the spontaneous feeling growing between them.

The film presents behavior typical of 1950’s teenagers. It was based on the popular philosophical movement of existentialism.


Andrzej Wajda
Jerzy Andrzejewski, Jerzy Skolimowski
Krzysztof Winiewicz
Leszek Wajda
Wiesława Otocka
Krzysztof Komeda
Tadeusz Łomnicki, Krystyna Stypułkowska,
Kalina Jędrusik, Zbigniew Cybulski,
Roman Polański


IFF, Edinburgh
Materials: HD
Length: 83’