Film description
25th of July, 09:45
30th of July, 22:15
Do you want to see this film?
Make the description available
Other users’ tags
greens: 88
yellows: 49
reds: 69
wspaniały, warto!
~ patrycjafi
~ psubrat
już widziałem, ale polecam
~ m4ro
~ Aleksandra_Zet
Jeden z wielkiej trójki Hasa - obok Rękopisu i Sanatorium, ale wieleeee razy widziałem
~ jack36
How To Be Loved
Jak być kochaną
dir. Wojciech Jerzy Has / Poland 1962 / 97’
subtitles: Polish and English


Barbara Krafftówna, Zbigniew Cybulski, Artur Młodnicki, Wieńczysław Gliński, Wiesław Gołas, Wiesława Kwaśniewska, Zdzisław Maklakiewicz, Tadeusz Kalinowski, Alicja Bobrowska, Bogusław Danielewski, Nina Grudnik, Andrzej Hrydzewicz, Zofia Jamry, Kalina Jędrusik, Mirosława Krajewska, Jadwiga Krawczyk


IFF San Francisco 1963 - Golden Gates, Best Actress (Barbara Krafftówna), Best Screenplay (Kazimierz Brandys), IFF Edinburgh 1963 - Diploma, IFF Cork 1963 - Diploma, IFF Beirut 1964 - FIPRESCI Award

Film description

Felicja (Barbara Krafftówna) is an actress and plays in a popular radio series. Twenty years after the war she is flying from Warsaw to Paris. The situation we see the main character in is just a pretext for another journey.

In flashbacks, we gradually discover Felicja’s personal story, set against the times of occupation. The main character saves a famous actor, Wiktor Rawicz (Zbigniew Cybulski) from the Gestapo and risks her life to hide him. Driven by a desperate (and unrequited) love, she builds a kind of emotional cocoon around Wiktor, who has no power to escape from it. Twisting events and emotions the characters are involved in result in tragic consequences after the war... The main theme of How to be loved  is memory defined basically as an act which constitutes the foundations of the individual’s identity, but also as a common experience of those who have survived occupation and the dark time of Stalinism. Everything that happens to us, we call “life” at the beginning. Only later it turns out it is a country – the main character says.

Excellent performance by Barbara Krafftówna and Zbigniew Cybulski in the film Has himself described as the most intimate of all his works.

Marcin Maron

1th edition archive website (year 2010).
Go to the current edition website:
Festival Calendar
October 2010 (1st edition)
1819 20 21 22 23 24
Go to the section
for film / director / concert:
© Stowarzyszenie Nowe Horyzonty 2010-2011
created by: Pracownia Pakamera