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Guests: Bartosz Kruhlik, director; Izabela Kiszka, producer

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Supernova

Supernoova

First Feature Competition

Poland
2019, 78 min
Dir: Bartosz Kruhlik
Prod: Jacek Bromski, Ewa Jastrzebska, Jerzy Kapuscinski
Scr: Bartosz Kruhlik
Op: Michal Dymek
Music: Endy Yden
Ed: Magdalena Chowanska
Cast: Marek Braun, Marcin Hycnar, Marcin Zarzeczny, Agnieszka Skibicka, Anna Mrozowska
Production: Studio Munka - Polish Filmmakers Association, Canal+ Polska
Language: Polish

Synopsis

Three men, one place, and one event that will change each of their lives.

Taking place entirely within the limited confines of a Polish village road, and effectively unspooling in real time, “Supernova” is breathlessly in the moment, a nonstop feat of steadicam camerawork, a veritable cinematic panic attack. A tragic accident devolves into a Rorschach test that everyone is destined to fail: police officers battling back their own emotions in order to keep the peace, a drunkard careening between anger and self-loathing, a shady politician so accustomed to getting off easy that he's forsaken his own humanity, vengeful townspeople swirling into murderous anarchy. The worse things get on the ground, the more the action whirlpools into an explosive confrontation, the more this remote village starts to resemble everywhere else in today's world.

“Supernova” is a universal tale, oscillating on the edge of drama, thriller and disaster cinema, shot with a realistic eye by debut filmmaker Bartosz Kruhlik.

Dorota Leth

Director

Bartosz Kruhlik (b. 1985) graduated of Directing from the Lodz Film School. His films were shown over five hundred times at Polish and foreign festivals like San Sebastian, Karlovy Vary, Montreal, Sarajevo etc. "Supernova" is his first full-length feature film.

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