Opera about Poland
It will be first in Poland mix of two genres: opera and documentary movie. Music piece, written especially for this occasion, will be combine with documentary pictures (showing Poland and Polish People) and word (announcements form local papers, fragments of radio auditions, poetry and prose).
We want tell you about contemporary Poland. But this story will be free of temporary journalism or politics. It will be story about archetypes, symbols, anthropology, philosophy and metaphysics.
What is Poland? What is out attitude to it? Who we are? What’s happening to us? Which ethos and values help us and which are our curse? Are we a nation striving for self-destruction? Are we committing slow suicide for centuries?
Piotr Stasik – director, cinematographer, editor, creator of creative documentary films. A graduate of the Andrzej Wajda Film School and the University of Warsaw (Institute of Applied Social Sciences). A member of the European Film Academy and Polish Film Academy. The author of documentaries awarded at international festivals, including “7 x Moscow”, “End of summer”, “Journey diary”, “21 x New York”, “Opera about Poland”. A participant of the Cinema Biennale College 2017 program held as part of the Venice Biennale. Author of many educational films and relations and films from contemporary music festivals and classical music concerts. In the years 2002-2010 co-founder and president of the Society of Creative Initiatives “ę” – a nationwide non-governmental organization. In 2006-2011 lecturer at the Film Pre-School in the Andrzej Wajda Film School and at the Institute of Culture – University of Warsaw.
written and directed: Piotr Stasik
DOP: Adam Palenta, Patryk Jordanowicz
music: Adam Zagajewski
libretto: Piotr Stasik, Łukasz Czapski, Piotr Gruszczyński
editing: Dorota Wardęszkiewicz, Piotr Stasik
production manager: Anna Gawlita
producer: Anna Gawlita – Kijora Film
co financed: Polish Film Institute, Krakow Film Commision
2017 – 57. Krakow Film Festival, Poland – Jury Special Mention at International Documentary Film Competition,
2017 – 57. Krakow Film Festival, Poland – Award for Best Producer – Anna Gawlita
2017 – International premiere on Jihlava Film Festival – won main prize in the BETWEEN THE SEAS competition for Best Central and Eastern European Documentary Film
2017 – „Przeźrocza” Film Festival, Bydgoszcz, Poland – Award “Otwarte Oko”
2018 – Szczecin European Film Festival, Poland – Jury Special Mention in European Competition
2019 – Polish Film Awards: Eagles – nomination for best documentary
The FilmFestival Cottbus, Germany, 2017 (competition)
ZagrebDOX 2018, Croatia, 2018 (competition)
Febiofest, Slovakia, 2018 (competition)
CinEast – Central and Eastern European FF, Luxembourg 2018 (competition)
33rd Warsaw Film Festival, Poland, 2017 (screening)
Moscow International Film Festival, Russia, 2018 (screening)
MakeDox, Macedonia, 2018 (screening)
Escales Documentaiers, France, 2018 (screening)
Festival Film Dokumenter, Indonesia, 2018 (screening)