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Portier z hotelu Mewa
reż|dir Michał Janów| PL | 2012 | 27 min
prod|pro Krystyna Doktorowicz scen|wr Michał Janów zdj|ph Weronika Bilska muz|mus Przemysław Frankowski mon|ed Przemysław Chruścielewski ob|cast Arkadiusz Jakubik, Robert Talarczyk, Dariusz Niebudek, Bogdan Kalus dys|dis WRiTV UŚ


People’s Republic of Poland. Włodzimierz Zawada, a porter at one of the workers‘ hotels is an exemplary citizen whose undisturbed daily existence passes without note. An unexpected finding that he comes across on a hotel’s corridor turns his life upside down, putting him in a Kafkian situation. Soon, it turns out that Zawada is used as a scapegoat by the local authorities trying to express, on every opportunity, their devotion to the party. When this elaborate plan is about to be successfully completed things suddenly take on a new direction. „A porter from Mewa Hotel“ is a bitter-sweet, grotesque crime story that depicts the ugly methods of communist regime, revealing each of its ambiguities and obscurities.

2013 FF "Opole Llamas" Opole – Distinction

Michał Janów – born in 1978 in Zywiec, Poland. Graduated from Directing Department at Krzysztof Kieslowski Radio and Television Facutly of University of Silesia in Katowice. He is a student at documentary course at Wajda School. He is the author of documentaries "Word" (2006), "Backward" (2006), fiction shorts "Guard" (2007), "Tamar" (2011) I "Day after tomorrow" (2008) and animated "Peoples' shadows" (2010). "A Porter from Mewa Hotel " is his graduation film.

2012 Portier z hotelu Mewa|A Porter from Mewa hotel
2007 Garda|Guard
2006 Słowo|Word

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Projekt i realizacja: Tomasz Żewłakow