25-09-2013

PRODUCTION: Polish Artist Libera to Make Film Debut

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Polish artist and first time director Zbigniew Libera Polish artist and first time director Zbigniew Libera http://raster.art.pl

WARSAW: Internationally acclaimed Polish artist Zbigniew Libera is in production with his directing debut, an experimental science-fiction feature titled Walser starring Krzysztof Stroiński (Fear of Falling) and Adam Sikora (Essential Killing, The Mill and the Cross) as the film’s cinematographer. Libera co-wrote the script with Grzegorz Jankowicz.

Walser is produced by Agata Szymańska and Magdalena Kamińska, Filmpolis (www.filmpolis.eu) The film is financially supported by the Polish Film Institute (www.pisf.pl) , Studio Produkcyjne Orka (www.orkafilm.pl), Film District and backed by the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw (www.artmuseum.pl). The budget is 250,000 EUR.

The film is set in a futuristic world where only a few individuals have developed the maximum biological and intellectual level of evolution. They are able to adapt to any kind of new surroundings and are the last chance for the civilization that for fifty years on has been growing old because women have lost their ability to give birth.

Libera’s works – including drawings, photographs, video films, art installations and objects –play with postmodern culture and stereotypes. His videos from the 1980’s were a precursor of Body Art Wave.

The estimated shooting time of 20 days is taking place on locations in Slovenia.

The international film premiere is planned for 2014.


Credits:
Director: Zbigniew Libera
Script: Zbigniew Libera, Grzegorz Jankowicz
Cinematographer: Adam Sikora
Original Music: Robert Piotrowicz
Producers: Agata Szymańska, Magdalena Kamińska

Cast:
Krzysztof Stroiński as Andrzej Walser

Contact Information:

Agata Szymańska
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Magdalena Kamińska
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Mobile: +48 601 980 737

FILMPOLIS
www.filmpolis.eu