The Case of Pekosiński (N/N)
Director(s): Grzegorz Królikiewicz
Fest Year: 2015
In Person: dir. Grzegorz Królikiewicz
“Who am I, truly?” Shortly after Bronek Pekosi��ski was born, his mother threw him over a fence onto a pile of potatoes. He never learned her name; she was on her way to a concentration camp. He grows up and becomes a Polish chess master. As his reputation grows, the communist government takes advantage of his mysterious biography, turning him into a poster child for the state. By the early 1990s, Pekosi��ski is nearing the end of his life. He is in awful shape: partly paralyzed, drunk, suffering from amnesia. Director Grzegorz Królikiewicz (Through and Through) tracks down Pekosi��ski and convinces him to star in his own biopic. Pekosi��ski plays himself in every period of life, from infancy to the present day, in this astonishing experiment. (CB)Screens for free as a part of the Neither/Nor Film Series. Neither/Nor is presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.