Dark House, The

Date
Hour
Place
31/07
17:00
THE SMALL CINEMA


Dom zły
reż|dir Wojciech Smarzowski| PL | 2009 | 106 min
prod|pro Anna Iwaszkiewicz, Dariusz Pietrykowski, Andrzej Połeć scen|wr Łukasz Kośmicki, Wojciech Smarzowski zdj|ph Krzysztof Ptak muz|mus Mikołaj Trzaska mon|ed Paweł Laskowski ob|cast Arkadiusz Jakubik, Marian Dziędziel, Bartłomiej Topa, Kinga Preis, Robert Więckiewicz dys|dis Media4Fun

DESCRIPTION

In the Bieszczady Mountains in remote southeast Poland, an unemployed zootechnics specialist with a dark past and a growing drinking problem tries to start over with a clean slate. Taking up a new job at a State Agricultural Farm in the region, he makes an accidental stopover in a farmhouse. He stays for the night with a random family. The unfolding story is intertwined with a parallel one which sees the protagonist four years later, during the martial-law era, taking part in a reenactment of the events that transpired at the house during his visit. Smarzowski shows degraded people who drink and commit evil, and simultaneously he comments bitingly on the myth of Solidarity - a founding legend of the new Poland.


AWARDS
2009 Gdynia PFF – Award for Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Montage
2010 Polish Film Award Orzeł (Eagle) – Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Montage, Audience Award and six Nominations
2009 Camerimage Bydgoszcz – Silver Frog for Cinematography (Krzysztof Ptak)
2009 Gdynia PFF – Award for Best Director, Best Screenplay (Wojciech Smarzowski)
2010 Polish Film Award Orzeł (Eagle) – Award for Best Director, Best Screenplay (Wojciech Smarzowski)

DIRECTOR
Wojciech Smarzowski is a film and theatre director, screenwriter and documentary filmmaker. He began his career with music videos. He represents the creative contingent of Polish cinema makers that emerged after the year 2000. The strength of Smarzowski's cinema lies in his portraying a rotten universe.

FILMOGRAPHY
2016 Wołyń|Volhynia
2014 Pod Mocnym Aniołem|The Mighty Angel
2012 Drogówka|Traffic Police
2011 Róża|Rose
2009 Dom zły|The Dark House
2004 Wesele|The Wedding

© Festiwal Filmu i Sztuki Dwa Brzegi Kazimierz Dolny Janowiec nad Wisłą
Projekt i realizacja: Tomasz Żewłakow