The closing tower is behind Mastercard OFF CAMERA International Independent Film Festival. During the event, he made a special speech Katarzyna Figurethus, the opening of the new award of the 15th edition of the festival and the announcement of the winners in two categories.
“This is a difficult statement for me to make here today. I should have talked about femininity in the world of cinema …” – said the star, who was clearly moving.
“I want to tell you how a woman can disappear in the world of cinema. At a certain age she becomes invisible to others. Some sigh that I was once very young, beautiful, sexy. I was a sexual object for men, an object of envy for women. , but I also say it as a strong adult woman who no longer needs to prove anything and feels good in her own skin, ”said the actress.
The actress, who performed, also returned to the beginning of her career. As he opened up, he was often faced with impossible choices.
“My life has always been a struggle. It was a difficult time for me to reach adulthood, there was a military situation in Poland. At that time I refused to play a role in the film – I had to play the role of the most insulting drug addict. When I got pregnant, I had to think about whether I was really pregnant or whether I wanted to continue. Actress, “she recalled.
After the birth of the child, the star heard that his career was coming to an end, but he did not look like before, on the contrary – he received a prestigious pension in Paris. Then the atmosphere improved again: if you leave, you will never play on the Polish stage again.
Then the star decided to talk about his experiences in Hollywood. “After many years, I realized how predatory and sharp show business can be in Hollywood. The biggest humiliation came from a woman because I was Polish,” she admitted.
“I met the father of my daughters in Los Angeles, and although I thought it was the beginning of the best season of my life, it quickly turned into a drama,” she recalled, referring to the violence she suffered from her ex-husband. husband. He also said that when he decided to disclose what happened to the public, the public refused him. “Destroyed me? No,” he stressed. “I am not a victim and I will not allow myself to be treated like this,” he said.
“The struggle against independence, sexuality, patriarchy is still going on, our voice cannot be ignored” – OFF CAMERA during the final gala of the International Independent Film Mastercard Festival.
“My daughter Coco is 19 years old and is studying directing in Paris. Her first film project is very feminine and feminist. My daughter is 17 years old in Kashmir and she intends to join her sister. It is theirs and does not fit into other people’s scripts. inaugurates new award for women
Katarzyna Figura graduated from the Warsaw State Higher Theater School in 1985. Jacek Koprowicz made her screen debut as Laura in Destiny (1983).
As a student, we also saw him in the role of Camo in Voyciech Jerzy Has’s The Personal Diary of a Sinner (1985). However, his first major film role was once in 1986 in Piotr Szulkin’s “Ga, ga. Glory to heroes.”
We remember her very well for her role as the beautiful Rozhichka in Yerzhi Gruza’s The Ring and the Rose (1986) and for her role as Merlin Vafelek in Radoslav Pivovarsky’s comedy The Train to Hollywood. dreams of becoming a movie star.
As a child, Billy Wilder’s film “Half Joke, Half Serious” made an unforgettable impression on him, and therefore he wants to star in his films. Unfortunately, the letters addressed to him remain unanswered. Instead of working as a movie star, she works as a buffet on a train and as a movie show girl. For this role, Figura received the Golden Duck Award from the monthly “Film” readers.
After the screening of “Train in Hollywood” at the Miami International Film Festival, Playboy came to him and offered $ 34,000 for the session. The actress agreed with her colleagues and the agent, but … although very tempting, she could not face this strange offer and hurried back to Poland.
“I was so scared of it! I grew up in this and other circumstances … I know it’s hard to believe today, but it was almost 30 years ago. It was hard for me to get into the situation, to fully accept it. Sexuality and being an actress.” The figure admitted on the show “Demakijaż”.
Since then, Figura has become one of the biggest stars of Polish cinema. They were naive women who dazzled with eroticism and emphasized their sexuality, as in Juliusz Machulsky’s Kingzajs (1987). The role of “super blonde” in Marek Kotersky’s “Porn” strengthened the image of Kasia Figura’s first sex bomb and made it even more popular.
These roles made the actress very popular among the audience. After his success in Poland, Figura decided to try his luck in Hollywood. Among the foreign productions with the participation of the actress are others in the American director Robert Altman’s films “The Player” (1992) and “Pret-a-porter” (1994) and in the television shows “Deadly Past” (1993) and “Diary of Red Shoes” (1993). episodes, the Spanish film “Estacion Central” (1989) and in French: “Near the Lady” (1990), “Washing Machine” (1992), “Le joueur d’echecs” (1994) and the series “Navarro”.
In 1990, the actress began working with director Andrzej Kondratyuk, starring in his film The Milky Way and The Mile of Time (1995) and Sunny Hour (1997). He later starred in Radoslav Pivovarsky’s Self-Portrait with a Lover (1996), Jerzy Stuhr’s Stories of Love (1997) and Juliusz Machulsky’s Cellar (1997). He also starred in Janusz Zaorski’s Happy New York (1997), Janusz Majewski’s The Fugitive’s Gold (1998) and Marek Kotersky’s Ajlawju (1999).
1997 was a particularly difficult year for her as a woman and actress. The star lived to be 35 and did not develop his Hollywood career as he wanted. That’s why Jerzy Stuhr’s offer to star in “Love Stories” fell to the ground like a paradise. After a few years in Los Angeles, the actress realized that she had great roles in Poland.
“Professionally, it wasn’t so bad. I started making films in Poland again: ‘The Killer,’ ‘The Happiness of New York.’ said in an interview. Castle ”monthly.
Although the actress’s frequent visits to Poland have made her popular again in the country, they have distanced her from the “Hollywood plan”. “I was losing my position in Hollywood, the fact that casting directors, directors, producers recognized me,” said the actress. The big roles did not come. “At the time, I was filming with Al Pacino in The Devil’s Advocate and I was very close, but in the end, Charlize Theron won,” Figura admitted.
One of the characters who changed the image of the actress was Halina Ivanek in Ryszard Brylsky’s 2003 film Żurek. The figure created a very influential role of the mother of a teenager who did not want to reveal the secret of who the father of the newborn was. The actress received a number of awards for this role, including. In 2004, he was awarded the 2003 Polish Eagle Film Award. “I don’t think I had the courage to take on the role as soon as the director hired me. Maybe I was tired of being attractive and pretty?” – Actress Gdynia spoke after the show “Żurek”.
In Piotr Szulkin’s Ubu Król (2004), this figure appeared alongside Jan Peszek. For the role of Ubica, she received, among others, the Golden Lion for Best Actress at the Polish Film Festival in Guinea.
In Piotr Mularuk’s “Yuma” (2012), he played the role of Halinka, the head of the Figura border brothel who shook the neighborhood. The director recalled a situation in which the actress went beyond the scenario: “On the solarium stage, Kasia Figura took off her corset herself, because she considered it necessary.” He added: “If the actors are smart, if they believe in the project, the rank of the film is different.
“I love playing challenges like this!” – The actress said eagerly. I am not only a brunette, but also look like the character of “Sulla”! Almost like Alexis – the star laughed.
She played her last film role in “Girls from Dubai”.
“The script was strong, and although several people were working on it, it evolved during production. We clung to the skeleton, but it was nice to have a place to improvise,” he said. Katarzyna Figure in an interview with Interia at the film’s premiere “Dubai Girls”.