Festivals: Cambridge, London, New York, Los Angeles, Rio de Janeiro


Piotr Skarga, Daniel Olbrychski,
Andrzej Hudziak, Piotr Machalica

Music by
Zygmunt Konieczny, Zdzisław Szostak

Production Designer
Jerzy Szeski

Director of Photography
Czesław Świrta

Written & Directed by
Lech Majewski


“The Knight” is a haunting, austere parable that has been directed with assurance by Lech Majewski who has a flair for starkly poetic compositions. His film retains its spare, arresting visual style throughout.

Janet Maslin, The New York Times

Lech Majewski’s beautiful, mystical film “The Knight”, has rich nightmarish images inspired by 13-th Century icons
Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times

Lech Majewski ließ durch phantasievolle ungewöhnliche bildkompositionen in einem manchmal an Bresson erinnernden mittelalterlichen Ritter-Poem aufmerken.
Heinz Kersten, Frankfurter Rundschau

"'The Knight' is a passionate debate about whether spiritual knowledge is found by seclusion or through communion with the world, through good works or inner reform, through denial or sensuality."
Philip Kennicott, The Washington Post

"In this first feature, Majewski demonstrates what will become a trademark affinity for startling composition and sumptuous imagery. Court ceremonies, the gestures of courtly love and the perils of an open-ended journey into the unknown are all rendered to stunning effect."
Barbara Scharres, Chicago Art Institute

"Visceral, nearly feverish merging of sound and image... Rich in mysticism'The Knight' is a welcome return to the medievalism of Fellini, and Kurosawa, when questions of belief, religion, and human nature were constantly asked."
Jason Sanders, Berkeley Art Museum