THE ART OF DISAPPEARING

SZTUKA ZNIKANIA

By Bartek KONOPKA, Piotr ROSOŁOWSKI

OTTER FILMS - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2013

New film from creators of Oscar-nominated 'Rabbit à la Berlin'. An unknown story of a Haitian vodou priest, who visited Poland in 1980. During his stay, Amon contacts Polish spirits and conducts a vodou ceremony to free Poles from evil.

    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • POLAND
    • Languages
    • CREOLE
    • Duration
    • 51 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Bartek KONOPKA, Piotr ROSOŁOWSKI
    • Writer(s)
    • Piotr ROSOŁOWSKI, Bartek KONOPKA
    • Producer(s)
    • Paweł POTOROCZYN (Adam Mickiewicz Instytut), Anna WYDRA (Otter Films)
    • Synopsis
    • Poland was a strange place for him. Even the rain was louder, as if in a land of deaf people. People gathered in queues for hours but they never spoke to each other. A romantic poet Adam Mickiewicz led him to the underworld and helped him contact Polish spirits. He survived the martial law period when the evil white water came from the sky, water that could not satisfy thirst. Finally he decided to perform a great vodou ceremony to free the Polish people from evil forces. The dead and alive unite in battle. The spirit of the Polish romanticism unites with the Haitian loa spirits just as 200 years ago, during the great revolution in Haiti.
      An unknown story of a Haitian vodou priest, Amon Frémon, who visited the People’s Republic of Poland in 1980. A metaphysical view on time of socialism through the eyes of a stranger form a different culture.
      Film produced by Adam Mickiewicz Institute and Otter Films as part of the series GUIDE TO THE POLES.
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