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this can not be directed

ABOUT THE FILM

An extraordinary portrait of one of the greatest contemporary theater artists - Krystian Lupa. It would seem at first innocent, and even an absurd quarrel recorded during one of the rehearsals, turns into almost an hour of conflict between the director and the actor. Through the emotions revealed in this scene, we can look not only at the director's methodology, but also reach universal truths about the essence of creation, about the interweaving of life and art, about the struggle with weaknesses, about how much we have to sacrifice to get to the truth, talk about the deepest, most important aspects of human existence. We are watching a multi-level, ambiguous performance, which is created in parallel with the spectacle intended for viewers. Who knows which one is truer ...

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directed by: Dorota Wardęszkiewicz
written by: Piotr Stasik
DoP: Piotr Stasik, Piotr Pawlus
edited by: Dorota Wardęszkiewicz
producer: Anna Gawlita – Kijora Film
co-producer: Nowy Teatr Warsaw
co-financed by: Polish Film Institute

AUTHORS

Dorota Wardęszkiewicz – editor, co-director of documentary films. For many years she was associated with the Wytwórnia Filmu Oświatowego in Łódź, from 2000 she lectures at the Lodz Film School at the Faculty of Film Editing. She is an editor about 200 documents. She worked with such directors as: Wojciech Wiszniewski, Maciej Drygas, Paweł Łoziński, Michał Marczak. She was nominated in the category “Montage” for Polish Film Awards ORŁY in 2017 and 2018. Laureate of the Gloria Artis Award – Bronze Medal of Merit for Culture (2014).

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.

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