A fellow called Timjim gets in touch to tell me about a website devoted to the re-release of Wojciech Has’ THE SARGOSSA MANUSCRIPT. It’s a good cause, so I’m happy to share the info. The novel by Jan Potocki is the closest thing to The Thousand and One Nights written in the modern era, a staggering work of imagination and scope. The film does justice to it. And it stars “the Polish James Dean” himself, Zbigniew Cybulski.
I might also say that it’d be nice if the rest of Has’ work got released too — I’m told it’s ALL great, and there’s forty years’ worth! The sooner we all start, the better.