26th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Working Women
Working Women
Working Women
Working Women
Working Women

Working Women

director: Piotr Szulkin
original title: Kobiety pracujace
country: Poland
year: 1978
running time: 6 min.


A series of five static, carefully lit shots of single workers concentrating on their job is complemented by a joyless look at an exhausted mother. The amplified sounds of the environment that accompany each scene culminate in the composition of a baby's screams and the sighs of a couple copulating on the screen in a woman's bedroom.


Piotr Szulkin (1950 - 2018) was a screenwriter, film and theatre director, and educator. He studied painting in Warsaw and film in Lodz, where he has been teaching since the 1990s. He has been involved in feature cinema since the late 1970s and became famous mainly for his sci-fi work.

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director: Piotr Szulkin
script: Piotr Szulkin
photography: Jacek Zygadło
editing: Agnieszka Bojanowska
music: Jerzy Maksymiuk
sound: Jan Freda
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