Więzi odNowa (Bonds Renewed)

Więzi odNowa (Bonds Renewed)

 

Więzi OdNowa

Documentary

heartfelt documentary about three mothers

Więzi odNowa

“Trzy kobiety, trzy matki, których dzieci znalazły się w pewnym momencie poza rodziną. Więzi odNowa śledzi losy bohaterek w trakcie ich zmagań o odzyskanie dzieci i uratowanie z nimi więzi”.

 Genre:  Dokument

 Production year: 2019

 Format:  4k digital

 Producer: Fundacja Zielone Wzgórze 

Films & Novels

Below the silence

Below the silence

 

below the silence

dark & hypnotic thriller

Below the silence (2008)

A frozen relationship between father and son gets a new impulse when the son finds a deeply buried secret in fathers apartment.

Genre: Thriller, Drama

Production year:  2008

IMDB Link:  

Running length: 15 mins

Production company:  Polish National Filmschool, Kreativa  (Coproduction)

Format:  35mm

 

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

Complete movie

 

“..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 courtesy of Shutterstock)

Cast & crew:

Director:   Piotr Ryczko

Script:     Trond Arntzen & Piotr Ryczko

DoP:         Nicolas  Villegas H.

Artistic Caretaker:   Jan Jakub Kolski

Additional Artistic Help:   Robert Glinski, Andrzej Mellin

Piotruś:   Aleksander Madej

Ogrodnik: Mariusz Wojciechowski

Matka” Młoda:  Ewelina Dubczyk

“Matka” Stara:   Elżbieta Zalewska

Syn:    Dawid Raczkowski

Mały Piotruś: Sebastian Drygulski

Reżyseria: Piotr Ryczko

Zdjęcia: Nicolas Villegas H.

Scenariusz: Piotr Ryczko, Trond Arnzten

Scenografia: Małgorzata Bednarek

Kostiumy: Agnieszka Litwinowicz, Małgorzata Bednarek, Marta Nowicka

Charakteryzacja: Karolina Mamełka, Olga Duraj

Kierownictwo Produkcji: Tomasz Stefaniak, Alicja Kurzępa, Łukasz Hirsz

Casting Statystów: Aleksandra Jankowska, Alicja Kurzępa

Asystent Reżysera: Aleksandra Jankowska

Asystent Scenografii: Zbigniew “Błażej” Błażejeswki

Współpraca: Paweł Mrulewicz, Mikołaj Zientalski

Druga Kamera: Malte Rosenfeld, Yori Fabian, MIchał Gruszczyński

Focus Puller: Wiesław Błażynski, Paweł Fiwek

Asystent Kamery RED:  Paweł Fiwek

Dźwięk: Wojciech Emm

Montaż Dźwięku: Weronika Raźna

Postprodukjca: Kreativa

Korekcja Barwna: Jarek Sterczewski

Napisy: Małgorzata Bednarek

Kamery RED ONE: KREATIVA

Fim otrzymał I. Nagrode za scenariusz w konkursie ING.

Podziękowania dla: Rodziny Madej, prof. A. Mellina, proj.J.Koprowicza,

Anny Jadowskiej, Denijala Hasanovica, Wojtka Pawlaka, Małgosi Szyłak, Ani Karasińskiej,

Justyny Kowalskiej, Pauli, Sylwka K., Grześka P.

Szczególne podziękowania dla:

Państwo Tryzno (Muzeum Książki), p. M. Sobańskiego (Pałac Sobańskich w Guzowie)

p. K. Zięby prezesa Kopalni Soli w Bochni (Pałac Goetz w Brzesku),p. Agnieszki Krakowskiej (Almi Decor W Łodzi)p. Marka Zawieruchy

p. Pawła Śmiałkowskiego (TVP Kraków),

oraz:   Teatru im. Słowackiego w Krakowie, Centrum Ogrodniczego “Natura” w Brzesku, Akademii Muzycznej w Łodzi, Mieszkańców z ul. Popioły 14

w Łodzi, Zakładu Karnego nr.1 w Łodzi, Domu Studenta PWSFTviT w Łodzi, Przedszkola Witaminka, Przedszkola nr. 108 w Łodzi, Przedszkola nr. 118 w Łodzi, Przedszkola nr. 119 w Łodzi, Przedszkola nr.129 w Łodzi, Przedszkola nr. 206 w Łodzi, Domu Dziecka dla Małych Dzieci,

w Łodzi, Pogotowia Opiekuńczego nr. 1 w Łodzi, PCK Łódź

PWSTviT    /    Kreativa           2012

(Image from Below the Silence)

(Image from Below the Silence)

(Image from Below the Silence)

films & novels

Mila

Mila

 

mila

gripping magical realism about life and death

Mila (2003)

“When the dying little Mila is given magical bells for her birthday, she steps into a magical world filled with awe and wonder.” 

Genre: Drama

Production year:  2003

IMDB Link:  N/A

Running length: 14 mins

Partial Funding:  Norwegian Film Institute

Production company:  Niebo Film

Format:  mini DV

“If you gave someone your heart and they died, did they take it with them? Did you spend the rest of forever with a hole inside you that couldn’t be filled?”

Jodi Picoult – Author

Full short (norwegian version)

 

“Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.”

Mahatma Ghandhi

Themes of the movie

The main theme I wanted to express was of a spiritual realationship between birth and death. To quote Dalai Lamas words “Every moment of our waking and concious life should be a preparation for our death”. Where “Death” is only meant as a passage and not an ultimate ending.

Mila dives into her magical world, filled to the brim with magical hope. (Image taken from the short)

Synopsis

Mila who is only 9 years old is slowly fading away from cancer. As the girl has accepted it as a natural order of things, she is more worried about her mother who is not able to come to terms with losing her only child. Mila tries her best to help her, especially now that her mother is carrying her baby brother, someone she might never get to see. At the same time, she slowly starts to glide into a world of fantasy and beauty which opens up a new hope in her soul.

Mila falls asleep beside her mother, and even if her body has given in to the fight, her soul remains forever in her mother’s warm embrace. (Image taken from the short)

Awards  &  Nominations:

Best Director – Grand Off  2007 Warsaw

1st Place  –  69. World Film Festival UNICA 2007

Special Regard – 13. Zoom Zblizenia Jelenia Gora

Special Regard For Cinematography – 69. World Film Festival UNICA 2007

1st Place  –  “To Love a Man”  Oswiecim 2008

1st Place  –  53. Ogolnopolski Konkurs Filmow Amatorskich Konin

Nomination to Off-skary Best Director  – 13. Zoom Zblizenia Jelenia Gora

Nomination to Off-skary Best Director  –  MFKA QUEST 2007 Zielona Gora

Nomination to Off-skary Best Cinematography  – 13. Zoom Zblizenia Jelenia Gora

 

Selections:

Grand Off 2007 Warszawa

Teheran International Film Festival

13. Zoom Zblizenia in Jelenia Gora 2008

The Norwegian Short Film Festival 2007

“Kochac Czlowieka” – Film Festival in Oswiecim 2008

Karachi International Film Festival 2007

Unabhangiges Filmfest Osnabruck 2007

Offskary 2008 Warszawa

53. Ogolnopolski Konkurs Filmow Amatorskich im. prof. Henryka Kluby

7th International Film Festival Era New Horizons 2007

MFKA Quest Europe 2007

69. World Film Festival of Non-Professional Films UNICA 2007

12th Teheran Short Film Festival 2007

International Philosophy Film Festival 2007

Mila welcomes the butterflies, one by one, as they prepare her for the ultimate passage of her soul. (Image taken from the short)

Cast & crew:

Director:   Piotr Ryczko

DoP:        Christian Koblizek

Script:      Piotr Ryczko

Mother:   Kristin Zachariassen

Mila:        Trine Kjølstad

Lights/grip: Hilde Fynnset, Bjørn Amund Lien

Editing: Piotr Ryczko

Sound: Rune Rosseland, Harald Longva, Piotr Ryczko

Make-up: Monika Larsen

Music: Franz Shubert

Color Correction: Piotr Ryczko

Production manager: Beate Kynø

Script: Piotr Ryczko

Production:   Niebo Film    2003

Mila rings her magical birthday present, the bells which she got from her mother. (Image taken from the short)

Films & Novels

Sprinter

Sprinter

 

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

Complete movie

“..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”)

films & novels

Monster

Monster

 

Monster

gripping  fantasy drama set in a dark fairytale world

Monster (2012)

“When little Peter gets brutally beaten up by the kids at the orphanage, he has no other choice than to escape. A new adventure begins. One that will change his life forever.” 

Genre: Fiction, Fantasy

Production year:  2012

IMDB Link:  Monster

Running length: 26 mins

Production company:  Polish National Filmschool, Kreativa  (Coproduction)

Format:  RED One Digital Cinema Camera

 

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

Complete movie

“..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 “Monster”)

Cast & crew:

Director:   Piotr Ryczko

Script:     Trond Arntzen & Piotr Ryczko

DoP:         Nicolas  Villegas H.

Artistic Caretaker:   Jan Jakub Kolski

Additional Artistic Help:   Robert Glinski, Andrzej Mellin

Piotruś:   Aleksander Madej

Ogrodnik: Mariusz Wojciechowski

Matka” Młoda:  Ewelina Dubczyk

“Matka” Stara:   Elżbieta Zalewska

Syn:    Dawid Raczkowski

Mały Piotruś: Sebastian Drygulski

Reżyseria: Piotr Ryczko

Zdjęcia: Nicolas Villegas H.

Scenariusz: Piotr Ryczko, Trond Arnzten

Scenografia: Małgorzata Bednarek

Kostiumy: Agnieszka Litwinowicz, Małgorzata Bednarek, Marta Nowicka

Charakteryzacja: Karolina Mamełka, Olga Duraj

Kierownictwo Produkcji: Tomasz Stefaniak, Alicja Kurzępa, Łukasz Hirsz

Casting Statystów: Aleksandra Jankowska, Alicja Kurzępa

Asystent Reżysera: Aleksandra Jankowska

Asystent Scenografii: Zbigniew “Błażej” Błażejeswki

Współpraca: Paweł Mrulewicz, Mikołaj Zientalski

Druga Kamera: Malte Rosenfeld, Yori Fabian, MIchał Gruszczyński

Focus Puller: Wiesław Błażynski, Paweł Fiwek

Asystent Kamery RED:  Paweł Fiwek

Dźwięk: Wojciech Emm

Montaż Dźwięku: Weronika Raźna

Postprodukjca: Kreativa

Korekcja Barwna: Jarek Sterczewski

Napisy: Małgorzata Bednarek

Kamery RED ONE: KREATIVA

Fim otrzymał I. Nagrode za scenariusz w konkursie ING.

Podziękowania dla: Rodziny Madej, prof. A. Mellina, proj.J.Koprowicza,

Anny Jadowskiej, Denijala Hasanovica, Wojtka Pawlaka, Małgosi Szyłak, Ani Karasińskiej,

Justyny Kowalskiej, Pauli, Sylwka K., Grześka P.

Szczególne podziękowania dla:

Państwo Tryzno (Muzeum Książki), p. M. Sobańskiego (Pałac Sobańskich w Guzowie)

p. K. Zięby prezesa Kopalni Soli w Bochni (Pałac Goetz w Brzesku),p. Agnieszki Krakowskiej (Almi Decor W Łodzi)p. Marka Zawieruchy

p. Pawła Śmiałkowskiego (TVP Kraków),

oraz:   Teatru im. Słowackiego w Krakowie, Centrum Ogrodniczego “Natura” w Brzesku, Akademii Muzycznej w Łodzi, Mieszkańców z ul. Popioły 14

w Łodzi, Zakładu Karnego nr.1 w Łodzi, Domu Studenta PWSFTviT w Łodzi, Przedszkola Witaminka, Przedszkola nr. 108 w Łodzi, Przedszkola nr. 118 w Łodzi, Przedszkola nr. 119 w Łodzi, Przedszkola nr.129 w Łodzi, Przedszkola nr. 206 w Łodzi, Domu Dziecka dla Małych Dzieci,

w Łodzi, Pogotowia Opiekuńczego nr. 1 w Łodzi, PCK Łódź

PWSTviT    /    Kreativa           2012

(Image from “Monster”)

(Image from “Monster”)

(Image from “Monster”)

 

 

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