JACEK PETRYCKI WINS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Members of the Polish Society of Cinematographers honoured Jacek Petrycki with the PSC Lifetime Achievement Award. The winners of the remaining categories will be announced on 27 March 2021.
Jacek Petrycki is an excellent cinematographer and producer of feature films, documentaries, and teleplays, born on 1 December 1948 in Poznań. From 1971, he worked with the Documentary and Feature Film Studios, where he made his debut in the documentary “Before the Rally”. His feature debut came in 1976 when working with Krzysztof Kieślowski.
Among other filmmakers, he collaborated with Marcel Łoziński, Andrzej Zajączkowski, Tomasz Zygadło, Krzysztof Zanussi on documentaries, with Agnieszka Holland on feature films, and with Krzysztof Kieślowski on both documentaries and features. He makes social impact films characterised by documentary cinematography. Petrycki won the British Academy Film Award (BAFTA) for his work on “The Betrayed” (1996), as well as numerous international and Polish awards, including a nomination for the Polish Film Award “Eagle” for cinematography in Mariusz Malec's film “The Cart Man” (2002). He was the cinematographer behind some of the most famous Polish documentaries of the 1970s: Krzysztof Kieślowski's “Curriculum Vitae” (1975) and “Hospital” (1976), Marcel Łoziński's “How to Live?” (1977) and “The Microphone Test” (1980), as well as films by other documentary filmmakers. Petrycki has also been the cinematographer on major films from the so-called cinema of moral anxiety and has gone on to become permanently associated with this school by working on films such as: “The Calm” (1976) and “Camera Buff” (1979) by Krzysztof Kieślowski, Agnieszka Holland's “Provincial Actors” (1978), and “A Lonely Woman” (1978), which – in itself – went beyond just this trend.
You can learn more about the award itself here.