Historia Zoltej Cizemki (1961)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 83 min.  |   Countries - Poland  |  
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Set at the end of the 15th century when one of Poland's greatest sculptors, Wit Stwosz, was working on his lifetime masterpiece, this costume drama by director Sylwester Checinski looks at a young orphan and his connection to the famous sculptor. Wawrzek (Andrzej Szczepkowski) has been awarded a special pair of yellow slippers for helping to capture a thief. Even better than the yellow slippers is a chance for the talented youngster to apprentice out to Wit Stwosz. Stwosz is sculpting his historic altarpiece titled "The Dormition of the Virgin" for the west wall of the chancel in the Kosciol Mariacki or St. Mary's Church, in the enormous Rynek Square in Krakow. Fully thirteen meters high and eleven wide, the polyptych gives the young apprentice plenty of space to learn his art. Yet his adventures are not over, because the thief he helped put away is out looking for him.



child, apprentice, kidnapping, orphan, rescue, reward, robbery, sculpture, victim