GLASS: A PORTRAIT OF PHILIP IN TWELVE PARTS | Glass: portret Philipa w 12 częściach | dir. Scott Hicks | AU, US | 2007 | 115 min

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In July 2005, filmmaker Scott Hicks started shooting a documentary about the composer Philip Glass to celebrate his 70th anniversary in 2007. Over the next 18 months, Scott followed Philip across three continents – from his annual ride on the Coney Island „Cyclone” roller coaster, to the world premiere of his new opera in Germany and in performance with a didgeridoo virtuoso in Australia. Allowed unprecedented access to Glass’ working process, family life, spiritual teachers and long time collaborators, Hicks gives us a unique glimpse behind the curtain into the life of a surprising and complex man. „Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts” is a remarkable mosaic portrait of one of the greatest – and at times controversial – artists of this or any era.

He is an internationally acclaimed film director, producer and screenwriter who has been nominated for and won many prestigious awards for his work. His 1996 film „Shine” was an international box office sensation and was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including two for Scott for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay, with Geoffrey Rush winning Best Actor. „Shine” also received numerous BAFTA and AFI awards and nominations from the Golden Globes, the Directors Guild of America and the Writers Guild of America. He received an Emmy in 1994 for his direction of the documentary series „Submarines: Sharks of Steel”, and his film „Sebastian and the Sparrow” (1988) won awards at three international film festivals. Most recently, Hicks completed „The Boys Are Back” (2008) starring Clive Owen. Hicks is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

2008 FAF TWO RIVERSIDES Kazimierz Dolny, Janowiec – Audience Award
2009 AACTA – Award for Best Feature Length Documentary
2009 EMMY – Outstanding Sound Editing For Nonfiction Programming, Single Or Multi-Camera (nomination)


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Projekt i realizacja: Tomasz Żewłakow