- When Angels Fall
name = When Angels Fall (Gdy spadają anioly)
writer = Roman Polański
director = Roman Polański
Henryk Kluba Andrzej Kondratiuk
Length = 21 mins. |
When Angels Fall, or Gdy spadają anioły, was a short
filmwritten and directed by Roman Polański in 1959. The idea for the film was taken from a short story "Klozet Babcia" (aka "Toilet Granny"), written by Leszek Szymańskiand published in the weekly "Kierunki" in Warsaw, Poland. The film was Polanski's first one produced in color.
The film, told mostly in
flashback, portrays a toilet grannywho reminisces about her former life while daydreaming at her dreary job.
(Note:The Polanski film is unrelated to the 1985 stage play "When Angels Fall" by Michael Jones and Linda Renye.)
World War IIflashback scene, the lead character is played by Polański in drag.
*Polański cast seventeen-year-old Basia Kwiatkowska, later
Barbara Lass, to play the lead character in the earliest flashbacks. The two were later married for a short time.
*An alternative English title is often "When Angels Fall Down...".
*cite web | last = Stafford | first = Jeff | title = Special Event: Roman Polanski Shorts | work = Behind the Camera: The Short Circuit | publisher = Turner Classic Movies website | url = http://www.tcm.com/thismonth/article/?cid=142652&mainArticleId=142631 | accessdate = 2007-01-22
*cite book | last = Leaming | first = Barbara | title = Polanski, The Filmmaker as Voyeur: A Biography | publisher =
Simon & Schuster| date = 1981 | location = New York | id = ISBN 0671249851
*cite book | last = Parker | first = John | title = Polanski | publisher =
Victor Gollancz Ltd| date = 1994 | location = London | id = ISBN 0575056150
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