playlists, s01e06, "Ironic Smoking Hydroponic" (Mar-Oct, 2020)
90’22” | Audiovisual query
Austria | 2020
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This playlist focuses on footage from two films by the same filmmakers from the Polish People's Republic: Hello Captain (dir. Ewa Petelska and Czesław Petelski, 1967) and Don Gabriel (dir. Ewa Petelska and Czesław Petelski, 1966). The first one is a light TV-produced crime fare, starring Andrzej Łapicki and Barbara Horawianka. The latter is a cynical dramedy, set during the first months of WW2, with Bronisław Pawlik, Barbara Krafftówna, and Ryszarda Hanin. Having watched only one film by the filmmakers prior to the playlist (Bilet powrotny / Return Ticket, 1978), I greatly enjoyed both films for the first time just now, before doing the playlist, and this hasn't yet clarified my stance on Petelska and Petelski's filmography.
Playlists are gif-able audiovisual collages that result from my queries into music and film. Sometimes incidental and at other times project-oriented, they all share a similar duration, one that would fit a 90-minute cassette tape or, more specifically, its two 45-minute sides, one that could be played at one sitting or entered and exited at any point, without any loss on the plot.
A, C, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7: Don Gabriel (dir. Ewa Petelska and Czesław Petelski, 1966)
B, D, 6, 8: Hello Captain (dir. Ewa Petelska and Czesław Petelski, 1967)
A-D: large (rows 1, 4)
1-8: small (rows: 2, 3)