By Karolina BREGUŁA


First film - Completed 2013

story about a town where art became a burning issue.

& Awards

Era New Horizons - Poland 2013
Art Documentaries
Venice - Biennale 2013
Bienalle of Art
Hot Docs 2014
Mystery, Myth & Legend
Video Brazil 2015
    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • First film
    • Countries
    • POLAND
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 49 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Karolina BREGUŁA
    • Writer(s)
    • Karolina BREGUŁA
    • Producer(s)
    • Aleksandra WOJTASZEK (touchFILMS), Jacek MICHALAK (Atlas Sztuki)
    • Synopsis
    • Fire-Followers is a story about a quiet town in Nothern Europe. Throughout the ages the town has burned regularly. The modern methods helped to protect it from fires so it’s inhabitants could finally live without thinking that any moment a new catastrophe would appear. However, the fear has never left them anyway.
      The whole town expects a fire caused by a respected retired art historian. People believe that in his opininon the regular destructive fires burning down the museum collections have become the nature of local art. Without the fires, the progress of art is impossible.
      He is to believe that if the art heritage is not destroyed, the young artists will not be able to work.
      The residents of the town suspect that the art historian is running a secret organization which aims to set the fires destroying the historical art. The museums, the galleries and the private art collections are all considered to be in danger. People get rid of art pieces to protect their lives and houses, the vicinities of the museums become more
      and more desolate.
      There is no proof of the existence of the organisation which everyone is afraid of. Still, the fear and paranoia are growing, casting a shadow on the peaceful life in the town. Art is becoming a burning issue.