Książę i Dybuk reż|dir Elwira Niewiera, Piotr Rosołowski | PL | 2017 | 82 min prod|pro Małgorzata Zacharko, Matthias Miegel, Ann Carolin Renninger, Dirk G. Engelhardt scen|wr Elwira Niewiera, Piotr Rosołowski zdj|ph Piotr Rosołowski muz|mus Maciej Cieślak mon|ed Andrzej Dąbrowski ob|cast Michał Waszyński dys|dis Against Gravity
Michal Waszynski was buried in Rome as a wealthy Polish aristocrat. But this mysterious man, who was Poland's leading 1930s filmmaker, had a lot of secrets and directed his own life in a brilliant way. The son of a poor Jewish blacksmith from Ukraine, died as Prince Michael Waszynski, Hollywood producer and exiled Polish aristocrat. He made more than 50 films including cinema hits with Sophia Loren and Claudia Cardinale. However only one film was his true obsession - "The Dybbuk" - based on an old Jewish legend, the most important and mystical Yiddish film ever made.
2017 Venice IFF Best Documentary on Cinema – Award
The directing duo of Elwira Niewiera and Piotr Rosołowski are actively in Poland and abroad. Professionally, they met on the set of "Królik po berlińsku" by Bartek Konopka, film nominated for an Oscar. Elwira Niewiera (1976), screenwriter and director, studied German, theater and ethnology. She graduated of the Gardzienice Theater Practices Academy. In her artistic activities she is focused on social changes in Eastern Europe. Piotr Rosołowski (1977), screenwriter, cinematographer and director graduated from the Cinematography Department at the Katowice Film School. As a cinematographer he made also many excellent documents and etudes. One of the short films of "Auf der Strecke" by Reto Caffi with his cinematography work won a record number of over 50 awards and was nominated for an Oscar.
2017 Książę i Dybuk|The Prince and the Dybbuk
2014 Efekt domina|Domino Effect