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ANGELUS

Lech Majewski
Poland, 2001, 104 Min

The director Lech Majewski has always looked beyond the edge of the famous Polish Film School. And so, he also showed Silesia in a new light – as a surreal panopticon of a disturbed perception on the verge of madness.

Angelus Silesius

An innocent boy observes a group of primitive painters led by an old master. On his deathbed, he reveals to his disciples the mystery of the decline and the way to salvation. Will the group of crazy painters succeed in saving humanity? The history of Upper Silesia as redemption fantasy is told from the boy’s point of view. Freely of classical, narrative forms Majewski draws the region in the crosshairs of the many cultures and political currents of the 20th century as a fairy tale picture book full of wonders, populated by Adolf Hitler and by the Holy Barbara, and the guardian angels. The film is not just a story about 20th-century Europe, but also a treatise on painting. Upper Silesia and its landscape unfold as a primitive work of art á la Henri Rousseau, Marc Chagall or Nikifor and in its fairy-tale beauty as a home of hope and innocence. KM

Filmformat
35 mm | Farbe / Colour
Drehbuch
Lech Majewski, Bronislaw Maj, Ireneusz Siwinski
Kamera
Adam Sikora
Ton
Lech Branski
Schnitt
Lech Majewski
Ausstattung
Lech Majewski, Katarzyna Sobańska
Musik
Lech Majewski, Józef Skrzek
Darsteller
Jan Siodlaczek, Jacenty Jędrusik, Andrzej Mastalerz, Marian Makula, Elżbieta Okupska, Andrzej Skupiński, Grzegorz Stasiak
Produzent
Henryk Romanowski
Produktion
Filmcontract LTD
Co-Produktion
Agencja Produkcij Filmowej, WFDiF, Canal+ Polska
Kontakt
Angelus Silesius
Marek Kiedron
Poland
marek.w5@internia.pl
Lech Majewski

Lech Majewski - born in 1953 in Katowice, Poland. First, he studied fine arts before graduating as a director at the Film School Łódź. In 1981 he emigrated first to Great Britain, then to the USA and later to Italy, where he lives and works today. He is also a poet, author and media artist. His art works are exhibited internationally and has received many awards for his films.

Movies
GOSPEL ACCORDING TO HARRY (1993, FFC 2003)
WOJACZEK (1999)
OGRÓD ROSKOSZY ZIEMSKICH (2004)
MŁZN I KRZYŻ (2010, FFC 2011)
ONIRICA (2014)
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