sprinter

absurd black comedy about an ex-gangster

Sprinter (2008)

After going broke Wlodek sets out on a journey through half of Europe to sell his car in London. When he forgets a map, he ends up driving aimlessly around Europe. But this is only the beginning of his troubles.

Genre: Black comedy, documentary

Production year:  2008

IMDB Link:  –

Running length: 20 mins

Production company:  Polish National Filmschool

Format:  Mini DV

 

Polish director Piotr Ryczko’s haunting film ‘Potwor’(Monster) is the culmination of five years at the Polish National Film School in Lodz. Described as a ‘story about orphan child Peter and his journey to find self acceptance’, the film – deeply allegorical, like a Grimm’s fairytale – is shot in black and white with a spare, brutal yet dreamlike quality, reminiscent of Andrei Tarkovsky’s ‘Ivan’s Childhood’ or Bill Douglas’s trilogy ‘My childhood’. Like the director’s earlier film, ‘Below the Silence,’ ‘Potwor’ dips in and out of dream-like or delusional states. A powerful, disturbing piece of cinema.”

Counterfeit Magazine

TEASER

“..with certainty the most memorable film was Piotr Ryczko’s film “Monster” as the publics award and several other awards were an adamant proof of. The story of the little Peter escaping the orphanage stirred up the most controversy and emotions in the festivals public…

Quest Europe 2013

Awards  &  Nominations:

Best Short Film – 22nd Arizona International Film Festival 2013

Best Student Film – UK Film Festival 2013

Publics Choice Award – Quest Europe 2012

Best Director – 10th Wegiel Film Festival 2013

Cinematic Achievement Award – Tess International Film Festival 2014

Best Cinematography – 12th Almeria En Corto 2013

Special Regard – 5th Solanin Film Festival 2013

Special Regard – Quest Europe 2012

Best Cinematography – CinemaForum 2013

Best Lead Actor – Malta Horror Film Festival 2013

Best Cinematographer – 10th Wegiel Film Festival 2013

Best Lead Actor – Quest Europe 2012

2nd prize – 11th Gliwice Film Festival Off 2012

1st  place for Best Script – ING Script Competition

Nomination Award for Best Directing (Machulski Award) – Quest Europe 2012

Nomination Award for Best Cinematography (Machulski Award) – Quest Europe 2012

Nomination Award for Best Cinematography (Machulski Award) – MFNFF 2012

Nomination Award for Best Cinematography – 5th Solanin Film Festival   2013

Nomination Award for Best Cinematography – IFF. Zoom  Zbliżenia 2013

Nomination Award for Best Editing(Machulski Award) – Quest Europe 2012

Nomination Award for Best Editing (Machulski Award) – IFF. Zoom  Zbliżenia 2013

Selections:

36th Sarasota International Film Festival 2013

ECU – European Independent Film Festival 2013

22nd Arizona Film Festival

11th Ischia Film Festival 2013

11th Sedicicorto International Film Festival 2013

UK Film Festival 2013

12th Almeria En Corto 2013

36th Norwegian Short Film Festival 2013

37th Polish Film Festival in Gdynia

12th International Film Festival of Almeria En Corto 2013

5th International Festival de Cortometrajes “Pielagios En Corto” 2014

8th Aurora Noveno Festival de Cine De Horror 2014

5th Solanin Film Festival 2013

In the Palace International Short Film Festival 2013

Malta Horror Film Festival 2013

10th Wegiel Film Festival 2013

14th KAN ART Film Festival 2013

17th Zoom Zblizenia 2013

6th Two Riversides Film and Art Festival

Quest Europe 2012

MFNFF 2012

MFNFF 2013 (special nominations)

Gliwicki Off Film Festival 2012

Etiuda and Anima – Polish Graduates 2012

X Panorama of Polish National Filmschool

(Image from “Sprinter”)

Cast & crew:

Title: Sprinter
Genre: Documentary
Production year: 2007
Running length: 29 minutes
Production company: Polish National Filmschool
Format: miniDV
Main Cast:
Wlodek Marszalek
Magdalena Tamborek
Jan Tamborek
Piotr Zelazko
Urszula Marszalek
Ola and Natalia Marszalek
Direction: Piotr Ryczko
Photography: Piotr Ryczko
Editing: Barbara Snarska, Malgosia Bednarek, Piotr Ryczko
Sound: Piotr Ryczko
Music: Trentemøller, Ulver
Color Correction: Piotr Ryczko
Production manager: Beata Gzik
Artisitic Supervisor: Kazimierz Karabasz
Script: Piotr Ryczko

PWSTviT              2008

(Image from “Sprinter”)

(Image from “Sprinter”)

(Image from “Sprinter”)

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