It is a screen adaptation of the same name work by the Polish writer Gabriela Zapolska, written in 1906. The play’s plot reveals the problem of social inequalities and moral degradation of the Galician society at the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, where these inequalities were crucial. The author chose female characters as protagonists. According to literary critics, the prototype of the main character in this text, Aneli Dulska, was a prominent Lviv-based author, Mrs. Golanbova (pani Gołąbowa). The prototype’s name is also associated with a Lviv woman named Czeslawa Dulska. In response to a survey published in 1905 by the famous local newspaper Wiek Nowy, she described her housekeeping system based on selfishness, stinginess, and strict attitudes to housemaids. Lviv, as a setting of the story, is also illustrated by the city-related toponyms mentioned in the report. Mr. Dulski takes a walk on the High Castle. The text also mentions the names of the then Lviv suburbs, Bryukhovychi and Zamarstyniv. The film adaptation by Marcin Vrona offers a modern interpretation of the key theme of Gabriela Zapolska.
The Morality of Mrs. Dulska, 2013 TV Movie [Moralność pani Dulskiej]
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