Innocent Sorcerers

Innocent Sorcerers


Following after his renowned war trilogy, Andrzej Wajda made this provocative film about contemporary youth from a script co-written by Jerzy Skolimowski. A commentary on the lives of young people who grew up in the new, post-war communist Poland, Wajda chronicles a bohemian milieu of motor-scooters, love, sex and jazz with great vitality and humour. The rebellion the film depicts is social and moral, not political – and the film angered both Communist and Church authorities by showing its young characters’ explicit rejection of any ideological affinity.

With an outstanding cast headed by Tadeusz Łomnicki, Polish superstar Zbigniew Cybulski, a young Roman Polanski and featuring an incredible jazz score by renowned composer Krzysztof Komeda, this is a key film of the period and in its director's oeuvre – and one that has substantially grown in stature over time.

Special Features

- Interview with director Andrzej Wajda.
- Booklet featuring a new essay by author and film critic Michał Oleszczyk.