23-09-2016

FNE at the 2016 Gdynia Film Festival: Blindness

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GDYNIA: Ryszard Bugajski’s Blindness will have its Polish premiere in the main competition of the 41st Gdynia Film Festival taking place from 19 to 24 September 2016. The main character of this Polish/American coproduction is a Stalinist criminal.

Blindness / Zaćma follows a lesser-known episode from the life of a Stalinist criminal, the colonel of the Security Office Julia Brystiger. She was nick-named Bloody Luna, as she would torment the prisoners with exceptional cruelty during interrogations.

"This character fascinated me for some time. It is a universal story, a study of suffering and anxiety rather than a period drama, but we tried to show the times as accurately as possible", the writer/director said.


The film was produced by Ryszard Bugajski through RB Film in coproduction with Telewizja Polska, the Society for Arts (USA), Studio Produkcyjne Orka, the Mazovia Film Fund, Mazovia Culture Institute and Narodowe Centrum Kultury.

The budget is 815,846 EUR / 3.5 m PLN, of which 58,272 EUR / 1.5 m PLN was covered by a grant from the Polish Film Institute.


After the premiere at the Gdynia Film Festival, the film will be released in Polish cinemas by Kino Świat on 14 October 2016.


Production Information:
 

RB Film
Aleksandra Zelwerowicza 11/20
02-928 Warsaw, Poland


Orka Studio
ul. Bukowińska 22 lok. 3B
02-703 Warsaw, Poland
Phone :+48 22 641 56 20
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www.orkafilm.pl

TVP
Telewizja Polska S.A.
ul. Jana Pawła Woronicza 17
00-999 Warsaw, Poland
Phone: +48 (22) 547 44 50
www.tvp.pl

Mazovia Film Fund
Elektoralna 12
00-139 Warsaw, Poland
Phone: 22 624 70 01
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www.mff.mazovia.pl

Narodowe Centrum Kultury
ul. Płocka 13
01-231 War¬saw, Poland
Phone: 22 2 100 100
Fax: 22 2 100 101
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www.nck.pl


Credits:

Director: Ryszard Bugajski
Scriptwriter: Ryszard Bugajski
DoP: Arkadiusz Tomiak PSC
Cast: Maria Mamona, Małgorzata Zajączkowska, Janusz Gajos, Bartosz Porczyk, Marek Kalita, Kazimierz Kaczor, Sławomir Orzechowski, Marcin Troński, Krzysztof Ogłoza, Barbara Bursztynowicz, Jacek Bursztynowicz, Olga Bołądź