About the artist
Film critic, journalist, publisher, director of the ”n” Platform film channels, author of television and radio programs. Graduated from the State Theatre Academy in Warsaw (Theatre Studies Department). Along with Zygmunt Kałużyński he created the famous review duo known for their heated arguments about films, which ran on television as well as printed in the press and books. Laureate of the “Wiktor” award and awards for achievements in the area of artistic critique. Has written for “Rzeczpospolita,” “Polityka,” “Przegląd Tygodniowy,” “Teatr,” “Film,” “Kino,” “Ekran,” “Cinema,” “The European,” “The Montreal Gazette,” “Pani,” “Wprost,” “Kino Domowe DVD,” and “Tele Świat.”
Creator of the Polish “Playboy” as well as its first editor-in-chief. Writes theatre and film reviews, literary director of the Komedia Theatre in Warsaw, the Rozrywka Theatre in Chorzów, the Danuta Baduszkowa Music Theatre in Gdynia, and the “Oko” Film Group. Co-creator (along with Maciej Ejsmond-Mechowski) of the Friends of Mireille Mathieu Association – LOŻA MM. Raczek used to be vice-director of TVP 2 and a lecturer at the Melchior Wańkowicz Warsaw School of Journalism. In 2002, with Marcin Szczygielski, he founded the Instytut Wydawniczy Latarnik – a publishing house specialising in books on media and written by media people.
Author of the books: “Karuzela z idolami,” “Pies na telewizję,” “Karuzela z madonnami,” “Karuzela z herosami;” co-author (with Zygmunt Kałużyński) of the books: “Perłowa ruletka,” “Poławiacze pereł,” “Perły do lamusa,” “Alfabet na 4 ręce,” and the 5-volume film lexicon “Perły kina.”