Theatrical and movie director, screenwriter and an educationalist. Born in 1952, in Warsaw. He graduated from Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture (1975), and in 1979 he completed Lodz Film School, Directing Studies. He produced many documentaries and shows for Teatr Telewizji (Television Theater). In 1983 he shot his feature film debut “Niedzielne igraszki” (Sunday Games). Its release stopped by the censorship, the movie made it to the cinemas only four years later and won Zloty Dukat (Golden Ducat) and FIPRESCI prize at a festival in Mannheim. . Between 2008 and 2012 he was a president at Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Filmowa, Telewizyjna i Teatralna in Lodz (Lodz Film School).
THE DIRECTOR REMEMBERS
A meeting with Robert Glinski, the director of “Hi, Tereska”
If you were to encourage the viewers in a few sentences to watching “Hi, Tereska”, how would you do it?
“Hi, Tereska” is a movie for the viewers who want to find emotions and reflections in cinema. If you are the person who seeks for such elements in the movies, then I encourage you wholeheartedly, because I am sure you will find it in this film. I hope that after watching this movie the viewer will be impressed, moved by it, and maybe also will experience some kind of a shock, or they will wonder why the protagonists’ fortunes went the way
they did. If someone expects mere entertainment from this movie, then I don’t invite them to watch it. Boys don’t fistfight in it, nor do they run around with guns drawn, they neither chase each other in expensive cars.
Director and his actresses
Aleksandra Gietner (Tereska)
Don’t talk to me “Hi, Tereska”
Robert Glinski told me to play myself
Interview with Ola Gietner
Do you feel like a movie star already?
No. That wouldn’t make sense.
Aren’t you stopped by fans on the street and
asked for autographs?
No. Well, maybe sometimes… At the festival in Gdynia or at the premiere in Warsaw… But not by fans, rather by journalists and actors – guess they’re making fun. But when the entire audience gave you standing ovation at Festiwal Polskich Filmów Fabularnych (the Festival of Polish Feature Films), you must have felt like someone important?
That was rather nice. I was happy that we made it… Me and Karolina and the director and the actors…
There was really a lot of work, so when the movie won the award we were all happy. That’s normal, right?