PERFORMER

By Lukasz RONDUDA, Maciej SOBIESZCZANSKI

TAKFILM STUDIO - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2015

A dynamic and full of punk energy story based on life of one of the most original and interesting contemporary artist – the performer, Oskar Dawicki (playing himself)

Festivals
& Awards

Berlinale - EFM 2015
Forum Expanded, THINK:FILM Award
Rotterdam IFFR 2015
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Drama, First film, Biography
    • Countries
    • POLAND
    • Languages
    • POLISH, ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 63 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Lukasz RONDUDA, Maciej SOBIESZCZANSKI
    • Writer(s)
    • Lukasz RONDUDA, Maciej SOBIESZCZANSKI
    • Producer(s)
    • Katarzyna SLESICKA (Wajda Studio), Kuba KOSMA (Takfilm), Wojciech MARCZEWSKI (Wajda Studio)
    • Synopsis
    • A dynamic and full of punk energy story based on life of one of the most original and interesting contemporary artist – the performer, Oskar Dawicki (playing himself). The main theme of his art is the search for an answer to the question of whether... Oskar Dawicki exists at all. We meet Oskar at the turning point of his life, when he learns that his Mentor Zbigniew Warpechowski (himself) is dying. Warpechowski was also mentoring the Dearest (Andrzej Chyra), Oskar’s childchood friend and a rival, who committed himself to more commercial art and became the most expensive Polish contemporary artist. Oskar has one more complicated relationship in his life: a love affair with his Art Dealer (Agata Buzek). As in the other Dawicki's works - established norms of moral, spiritual and social order are challenged and put on trial. Combination of fiction and facts gives a surprising insight into the modern art world. “The Perfomer” presents a mix of the performance art with the art of acting, and combining documentary film-making with a fictional narrative: Oscar Dawicki's works are connected on the screen not only by time and space, but also by narrative, drama and emotion.
    • Partners & financing
    • Polish Film Institute, TVP
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