Sylwester Checinski

Sylwester Checinski

Film and TV director. Born in Susiec, near Tomaszow Lubelski, in 1930. He is a graduate of the Łódź Film School (1956). His directorial film debut was Story of the Golden Boot in 1961. He was a deputy director at ILUZJON Film Studio from 1976 to 1980, and a deputy artistic director of KADR Film Studio. He directed Our Folks, and its sequels (Take It Easy and Big Deal), which gained the status of a cult movie in Poland. He received the Honorary Jancio Wodnik Award at the Prowincjonalia 2005 Polish Film Festival in Wrzesnia.


2006 Same the Uhlans (Przybyli ułani)
1982 The Big Shark (Wielki Szu)
The Minister of Culture and Art Award 1983, The Zlota Kaczka Award in 1983
1980 Because I Went Crazy for Her (Bo oszalałem dla niej)
1978 Roman and Magda

Big Deal (Kochaj albo rzuć)
The Grand Jury Prize at the PFF in Gdansk, The Golden Camera Award in 1978

1974 Take It Easy (Nie ma mocnych)
Audience Award at the PFF in Gdansk; The Jantar Award and the Audience Award at the “Youth and Cinema” Koszalin Film ‘Festival
1973 The Road (Droga)
Audience Award at the PFF in Gdansk in a TV film category; The Medal of National Commission of National Education in 1975

Diamond of the Rajah (Diament radzy)
First Love (Pierwsza miłość)

1970 The Legend (Legenda)
1969 Only the Dead Can Answer (Tylko umarły odpowie)
1967 Our Folks (Sami swoi)
The Minister of Culture and Art Award 1969; The Golden Camera Prize, awarded by “Film” weekly
1965 Catastrophe (Katastrofa)
1961 Story of the Golden Boot (Historia żóltej ciżemki)