Gierek. A name that everyone in Poland has heard of, but no one knows his real story. Who was he really? What did he dream about? Who was his friend? Who did he trust? Who did he love? Who betrayed him? The story of a man who evokes extreme opinions until this day is deeply moving. Politics can be dirty, but when it affects an entire family, the price proves too great to pay. The secrets of their life together, as seen through the eyes of Edward Gierek’s wife and mother, hit the big screen for the first time.
The film features: Michał Koterski, Małgorzata Kożuchowska, Agnieszka Więdłocha, Sebastian Stankiewicz, Antoni Pawlicki, Rafał Zawierucha, Ewa Ziętek, Jan Frycz, Filip Tłokiński, Krzysztof Tyniec, Maciej Zakościelny, Mikołaj Roznerski, Cezary Żak.
Edward Gierekis one of the most important figures of the 20th century in the collective While writing the screenplay, the filmmakers found inspiration in unique sources: accounts of a banker lending money to Eastern Bloc countries, stories of a secretary who observed the Gierek era from inside the apparatus of power, and memoirs of an advisor who helped Gierek change and modernize the Polish economy. Producer Heatcliff Janusz Iwanowski spent nearly 30 years gathering information to help the screenwriters shape the film’s final story. He knew Gierek’s secretary personally, with his help the producer managed to organize his knowledge, especially about Gierek’s private life. The film is set in the years 1970-1982, from the moment Gierek becomes the First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Polish United Workers’ Party (PZPR) to the end of his internment. “But it will not be a political film”, assures the producer. “We present Edward Gierek behind the scenes of his power, meaning, what people did not know so far. Family relations that have never seen the light of day will be an important part of the story, and Gierek himself will surprise many viewers.”.
„Gierek” is the latest film by Global Studio, producers of „Proceder”. Reżyserem filmu jest Michał Węgrzyn.
Official website of the film: https://gierek.film/