28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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A New Book

A New Book

director: Zbigniew Rybczyński
original title: Nowa ksiazka
country: Poland
year: 1975
running time: 10 min.


In a simultaneous collage of static shots, a screen split into nine fields shows us fragments from the lives of several protagonists, focusing on the space between the bookstore, cafe, apartment, bench, subway, and bus. The soundtrack skilfully weaves snippets of dialogue together with double bass improvisation.


Zbigniew Rybczyński (1949) compares his work to jazz music and describes it as improvisation with concepts, bodies, aesthetics, and technology. His playful, masterful films and videos are often at the forefront of technology and aesthetics.

more about film

director: Zbigniew Rybczyński
script: Zbigniew Rybczyński
photography: Jerzy Zieliński, Zbigniew Rybczyński
editing: Barbara Sarnocińska
music: Janusz Hajdun
sound: Mieczysław Janik
Ministerstvo kultury
Fond kinematografie
Creative Europe Media
Město Jihlava
Kraj Vysočina
Česká televize
Český rozhlas