Walpurgis Night

Poland, 2015

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PS Film, 75mins

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Dolby 5.1

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Synopsis

Switzerland, 1969, a young French journalist visits an opera singer in her changing room. Although he claims that he is only there to interview her, his questions put the diva off guard, drawing painful memories too close to heart. Both victims of the war, they discover they have a lot more in common than they first suspected, and during the night they will learn a certain truth about themselves that will make them completely re-evaluate their lives.

Cast & Crew

Producers - Sebastian Petryk

Co-Producers - Ewa Turczańska (Kosmos Production), Mateusz Wajda (MX 35), Michał Myśliński (Studio Dźwiękownia)

Featuring - Małgorzata Zajączkowska, Philippe Tłokiński, Monika Mariotti, Mieczysław Gajda

Screenplay - Marcin Bortkiewicz, based on the monodrama by Magdalena Gauer

DoP - Andrzej Wojciechowski PSC

Editors - Piotr Mendelowski PSM

Production Design - Katarzyna Sobańska, Marcel Sławiński

Costume Design - Emilia Czartoryska

Music - Marek Czerniewicz

Production Managers - Sebastian Petryk, Ewa Turczańska

Marcin Bortkiewicz

Marcin Bortkiewicz

Director

Short, feature film, documentary and commercial director, Marcin's feature debut WALPURGIUS NIGHT won "The Young and Cinema" award for the Best Script, along with the Best Actress Award, the Audience Award, the Journalists' Award and the Youth Jury Award at the Koszalin Debut Film Festival in 2015. His short debut DRAWN FROM MEMORY was screened at the Directors' Fortnight (Quinzaine des Réalisateurs) section of the Cannes Film Festival in 2012. Marcin has directed episodes for a number of popular Polish TV series.

Filmography:
Cisza I/ Silence I (19´, Poland, 2003) – segment director
Reguly gry/ The Rules of the Game (12´, Poland, 2004)
Nauczanie początkowe/ Early Learning (51´, Poland, 2009)
Portret z pamięci (25′, Poland, 2011)
Lewa połowa twarzy (11′, Poland, 2013)
Walpurgis Night (75′, Poland, 2015)