2014, Colour, Poland, World Greats



Production Team

Director : Lech Majewski

Screenwriter : Lech Majewski. D'après/Based on: Divina Commedia. De/By: Dante Alighieri

Cinematographer : Lech Majewski, Pawel Tybora

Editor : Eliot Ems, Norbert Rudzik

Cast : Michal Tatarek, Elzbieta Okupska, Jacenty Jedrusik, Karolina Korta

Music : Lech Majewski, Józef Srkzek

Film production and Sales : Prod.: Lech Majewski, Angelus Silesius, Al. Kotfantego 66, lok. 8, 40-160 Katowice (Pologne), Ventes/Sales: Wide Management, 9, rue Bleue, 75009 Paris (France),



A father ploughs a supermarket with oxen, the plough ripping up tiles. A girl in a bikini tempts the hero on the snowy slopes of the Matterhorn. A forest full of the dead and Niagara falling onto a cathedral altar. These are the visions of Adam, a poet who has lost his beloved one in a car crash. A national tragedy superimposes itself on a personal one. It is 2010, a Biblical year for Poland with floods, fires, landslides and the catastrophe of the presidential plane being torn apart in mysterious circumstances along with the nation's elite, 96 people on board. Adam gives up his job as a professor of literature to work at a supermarket checkout. Yet all he wants is to sleep, escaping from his painful reality. For him the only text to read in these hard times is Divine Comedy. And it is Dante's masterpiece that brings back some meaning to Adam's life...



Born in Katowice, Poland in 1953, artist, filmmaker, poet, and stage director, Lech Majewski graduated from the Lodz Film School and is known for his videoart pieces and feature films. In 1995 he co-produced BASQUIAT, a film based on the story he wrote, starring Benicio del Toro, Willem Dafoe, Gary Oldman, Tatum O'Neal, Courtney Love, Dennis Hopper, and David Bowie as Andy Warhol. In 2011, he completed three years of work on THE MILL AND THE CROSS, a film based on Peter Bruegel's painting "The Way to Calvary" which won plaudits and prizes in festivals worldwide.



Thursday August 28, 2014 - 07:10 PM - CINÉMA QUARTIER LATIN 16
Friday August 29, 2014 - 12:00 PM - CINÉMA QUARTIER LATIN 16
Saturday August 30, 2014 - 04:30 PM - CINÉMA QUARTIER LATIN 16


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