strange-heaven_obce-niebo

2015, 107 min., Poland
Polish and Swedish with English subtitles, English

Direction/Reżyseria
DARIUSZ GAJEWSKI

Script/Scenariusz
DARIUSZ GAJEWSKI, MICHAŁ GODZIC

Cinematography/Zdjęcia
MONIKA LENCZEWSKA

Art Direction/Scenografia
JOANNA MACHA

Editing/Montaż
GRAŻYNA GRADOŃ

Sound/Dźwięk
JAROSŁAW BAJDOWSKI

Produced by/Produkcja
TAK FILM

ProducerS/Producenci
DARIUSZ GAJEWSKI, KUBA KOSMA

Cast/Obsada
Agnieszka Grochowska (Basia), Bartłomiej Topa (Marek), Barbara Kubiak (Ula), Ewa Fröling (Anita),
Tanja Lorentzon (Harriet), Gerhard Hoberstorfer (Björn), Per Morberg (Ricky), Oleh Brach (Wasia), Alona Szostak (Luba), Jan Englert (lawyer)

Anita, a social worker, believes she can help create perfect families and thus make a better world.   Using the authority of her office, she takes a girl from a family of Polish immigrants.  Confronting the immensity of this social service bureaucracy, the parents become increasingly desperate.  Realizing they have no chance of winning, the parents decide to take action outside the law, which can only lead to a dead end.

 

DARIUSZ GAJEWSKI

strange-heaven_obce-niebo-dariusz-gajewski

Born in Czestochowa in 1963. Director, screenwriter and producer. Studied Law at the Jagiellonian University (1983-86). Graduated from the Directing Department of the National Film School in Łódź (1993). Author of many documentaries for Polish Television. Directed “Leatherface” by Helmut Krausser for the Teatr Dramatyczny in Warsaw (1999). His feature film debut “AlaRm” was shown in The Independent Cinema Competition at 27th Polish Film Festival in Gdynia (2002) and won the Grand Prix award of the Festiwal Debiutów in Koszalin. “Warsaw” won The Golden Lions for the best film and the award for direction and screenplay at the 28th Polish Film Festival in Gdynia (2003) as well as the Polish Filmmakers Association Award for the creative depiction of modernity. Winner of the Andrzej Munk Award for the years 2003-2004 given by the Łódź Film School and “Maszkaron” Tarnów Film Award (2004). Recognized with the Golden Duck Award for the promising director sponsored by RMF FM radio station and Interia portal. Member of the Polish Film Academy and the European Film Academy.

FILMOGRAPHY
2015 Strange Heaven (Obce niebo)
2007 Mr. Kuka’s Advice (Lekcje pana Kuki)
2006 Yes (Tak) – documentary
2003 Warsaw (Warszawa)
2002 AlaRm

MUVICO November 15 at 7:30 pm.

 

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