SATAN FROM SEVENTH GRADE

Maria Kaniewska

Poland, 1960

SYNOPSIS

Adam Cisowski, named by his colleagues “Devil”, discovers Professor Gąsowski’s question system. An admirable teacher invites Adam for a vacation to his brother’s palace, where no one can explain the theft of an old doors.  Adam is attracted not only by the mystery, but above all the beauty of Wanda, the niece of the professor. Makuszyński’s novel – after the renaissance of realities – became the basis of the adventure-sensational scenario, which preserved the  mood, and the sense of humor of the original.

THE DIRECTOR

Maria Kaniewska

Born in 1911, died in 2005.

Actress and film director. Graduate of the J. Mieczyńska School of Artistic Dance. Since 1933 she performed on stages in Warsaw and Toruń and from 1945 – in Łódź theatres. Since 1948 she has been the first Polish dubbing director, feature film, television and theatre director. Lecturer in PWSTiF in Łódź (1949-1989), the dean of Acting Department in the years 1968- 1969 and 1973-1976.

FILMOGRAPHY

1954: Niedaleko Warszawy

1959: Awantura o Basię

1960: Szatan z siódmej klasy

1961: Komedianty

1964: Panienka z okienka

1966: Bicz Boży

1970: Pierścień księżnej Anny

1974: Zaczarowane podwórko

DETAILS

Director: Maria Kaniewska

Script: based on novel by Kornel Makuszyński screenplay by Maria Kaniewska and Roman Niewiarowicz

Cinematography: Antoni Wójtowicz

Editing: Lidia Pstrokońska

Music: Witold Krzemieński

Color: Black and White

Duration: 105 min

Cast:

Józef Skwark as Adam Cisowski, Stanisław Milski as proffesor Karol Gąsowski, Adam’s teacher, Pola Raksa as Wanda, professor Gąsowski’s  niece, Mieczysław Czechowicz as bandit.

REFERENCES

(…) I like to return to watching of „Devil from seventh grade”, like to other films directed by Kaniewska. Her productions have something inside (…) http://www.filmweb.pl/reviews/%22Szata%C5%84ska%22+Kaniewska-16529

More info: http://www.filmpolski.pl/fp/index.php?film=122268

Individual award for director Maria Kaniewska during International Film Festival for Children in Venice in 1961.

Wikipedia: https://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Szatan_z_si%C3%B3dmej_klasy_(film_1960)

Imdb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054359/

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