Three Stories (1953 film)

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Three Stories
Directed by Konrad Nalecki
Ewa Petelska
Czeslaw Petelski
Written by Bohdan Czeszko
Ewa Petelska
Czeslaw Petelski
Andrzej Wajda
Music by Tomasz Kiesewetter
Cinematography Zbigniew Czajkowski
Jerzy Lipman
Stefan Matyjaszkiewicz
Czeslaw Swirta
Edited by Joanna Rojewska
Panstwowa Wyzsza Szkola Filmowa, Telewizyjna i Teatralna
Wytwórnia Filmów Fabularnych
Release date
24 April 1953
Running time
99 minutes
Language Polish

Three Stories (Polish: Trzy opowiesci) is a 1953 Polish drama film directed by Konrad Nalecki, Ewa Petelska and Czeslaw Petelski. [1] It is an anthology film, with three separate stories by different directors and casts. It was made in the style of socialist realism, at a time when this Stalinist method was at its height in Polish and Eastern European cinema.

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Socialist realism style of realistic art

Socialist realism is a style of idealized realistic art that was developed in the Soviet Union and was the official style in that country between 1932 and 1988, as well as in other socialist countries after World War II. Socialist realism is characterized by the glorified depiction of communist values, such as the emancipation of the proletariat. Despite its name, the figures in the style are very often highly idealized, especially in sculpture, where it often leans heavily on the conventions of classical sculpture. Although related, it should not be confused with social realism, a type of art that realistically depicts subjects of social concern, or other forms of "realism" in the visual arts.


The film's sets were designed by Wojciech Krysztofiak.


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  1. Betz p.249