Citizen of the Barbed World. Gustaw Herling-Grudziński

Directed By: Marta Węgiel
Origin Country: Poland
Date of Production: 2022
Duration Time: 55 minutes

The film takes the audience on a journey through the life and art of Gustaw Herling-Grudziński. The main protagonist tells us about his childhood in the Kielecczyzna region, his literary fascinations, dramatic war experiences, his stay in a Soviet gulag, participation in the Battle of Monte Cassino, his years in Rome, working at the Kultura magazine and difficult moments in his private life. Literature experts, biographers, friends and daughter, Marta Herling, all recall their memories of the writer.