Title: Herbert. Barbarian in the Garden
Runtime: 90', 52'
Direction: Rafael Lewandowski
Script: Rafael Lewandowski, Andrzej Franaszek
Year of production: 2021
Countries: Poland, France
Production: Donten & Lacroix Films (PL), Lutetia Arabians (PL), Blick
Productions (FR), Mazovian Warsaw Film Fund (PL), Canal Plus (PL)
Support: Polish Film Institute, Multilab,
Doc Lab Poland, Krakow Film Foundation.
Partner: The Zbigniew
Aspect ratio: 1.77:1
Distribution: Doc Against Gravity
Voice: Andrzej Chyra
Festivals and awards: Millennium Docs Against Gravity (Warsaw), Mescalito Biopic Fest (Rome), Polish Film Festival in America (Chicago, President's award for outstanding approach to a subject in documentary film) , L'Europe autour de l'Europe (Paris)
Synopsis: Zbigniew Herbert is a
world-renowned poet – in Poland, a cult figure. But behind the universal beauty
of his poems, there is an unknown and turbulent life. 20 years after his death,
we show the personality meanders of the artist, who paid a very high price for
freedom, sensitivity and independence.