Thursday, February 3, 2011


Motyle (Butterflies) 1972. Daydreamy coming-of-age film from Janusz Nasfeter, who also did Nie Bede Cie Kochac. Same cast of kids in both films, here aged 11 or so. And the same soft focus impressionistic music by Andrzej Korzyński. Nasfeter and his wife Teresa made a number of films for Poland's Iluzjon studios in the 60s and 70s, and most of them seem to explore that shadowy twilight between childhood and adulthood. Watch Motyle here and Nie Bede Cie Kochac here. A good antidote for these dark winter days. Just drift off and imagine yourself riding a bike through a sun-dappled field of wild flowers...