Film screening

We extend an invitation to a film screening – “Najlepszy” (“The Best”) and a discussion with Łukasz Grass – on Saturday, May 19 at 4 p.m. at Akademeia High School.

“Najlepszy” tells a life story of a Polish triathlon legend. 

The protagonist of the film is Jerzy Górski – a sportsman who thrilled the world, and who still remains practically unknown in Poland.

Both the film screening and the discussion with Łukasz Grass will be in Polish.

A poster from “Najlepszy”

A few words about the book

Łukasz Grass about his book – a fictionalized biography of Jerzy Górski “Najlepszy. Gdy słabość staje się siłą” (“The Best. When Weakness Turns Into Strength”):

“I knew it had to be more than an ordinary biography. I wanted to shift the readers in time, to the world in which my character lived, to show the atmosphere, recreate the dialogues and situations he witnessed.

We visited places where Jurek would remind himself stories from the old times. He had tears in his eyes on numerous occasions, when – after forty years – he visited the same places: in an old kitchen, where he would boil poppy straw and produce heroine, in front of a dilapidated building, where, together with his friend Andrzej,he broke into a pharmacy for the first time to steal morphine, in front of a devastated ward of a psychiatric hospital in Lubiąż, where they attempted to treat him, in Brzeg Prison, where he was sentenced to two years of imprisonment, and, finally in Wrocław Monar centre, which saved his life.”

Najlepszy is a story about a total collapse and a splendid return, a true story of a man whose life is a proof that it is never too late to pursue your dreams – even when everything seems doom and gloom.

Łukasz Grass

Author of Jerzy Górski’s biography titled “Najlepszy. Gdy słabość staje się siłą”

Editor in Chief of Business Insider Polska.

A journalist with 17 years of experience working in electronic media: TVN24, TOK FM, Discovery Channel. Founder of an Internet portal:

As an amateur he practices long distance triathlon: Half Ironman (2km swim, 90km bike, 21km run) – he got the best result, which gave him a qualification for the World Championships in category 35+ in Las Vegas, in Norwegian Haugesund: 4h 30 minutes and Ironman (4km swim, 180km bike, 42km run) – time: 10h.

A few words about the film

“Najlepszy – Gdy słabość staje się siłą” is the latest film by Łukasz Palkowski, a director of a hit film “Bogowie” (“Gods”).

One more time the director reached for a biography of an extraordinary person – Jerzy Górski – a man who proved that true heroes do not fear falls and are able to raise from the lowest of bottoms.

It is a fascinating story, full of deadly effort, spectacular falls and exceptional strength, about an extraordinary, more than 14-year-long struggle with addition from drugs, alcohol and cigarettes. Thanks to therapy and practising sports the main character has risen from a fall and became a world champion in Double Ironman.

The sportsman has finished a deadly run and has set a triathlon record in the world championships, winning the title of a champion on Double Ironman distance with a time of 24h:47min:46sec.

Shots from the film

  • photo by R.Palka

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  • photo by R.Palka

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  • photo by R.Palka

Cinematography by: PIOTR SOBOCIŃSKI JR, PSC

Jakub Gierszał – Jerzy Górski
Arkadiusz Jakubik – Kierownik basenu
Janusz Gajos – Marek Kotański
Artur Żmijewski – Ojciec Jerzego
Magdalena Cielecka – Matka Jerzego
Kamila Kamińska – Ewa Meller
Anna Próchniak – Grażyna
Adam Woronowicz – Ojciec Grażyny
Szymon Piotr Warszawski – Paweł
Mateusz Kościukiewicz – Andrzej
Tomasz Kot – Okoń
Delfina Wilkońska – Halina
Jakub Zając – Krzysiek
Zbigniew Paterak – Wolski

Event agenda

Saturday, May 19, at 4 p.m.

4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Film screening – “Najlepszy” directed by Łukasz Palkowski

6 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.

6.15 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Discussion with Łukasz Grass, author of the book Najlepszy on which the film was based

7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Healthy and tasty refreshments


Akademeia High School
Ledóchowskiej 2
02-796 Warsaw


Due to the limited number of places, prior registration applies. Participation in the event is free of charge.

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