By Jan Jakub KOLSKI

TELEWIZJA POLSKA S.A. (TVP) - as SALES All rights, World / DISTR Theatrical, TV, DVD-video, World

Drama - Completed 2010

WW2: A cellar of one house becomes a place of hiding and cherishing the deepest, most vital human dreams. At first these are dreams of children, full of pure believing in making the things possible by the force of will and mind...

& Awards

Camerimage 2010
Golden Frog Award for Best Movie Operator
Venice - Biennale 2010
Multiple Golden Lions Awards for Best Movie, Best Operator, Best Debut
Manaki Film Festival 2011
The Award for International Movie Operators
    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • POLAND
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 120 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Jan Jakub KOLSKI
    • Writer(s)
    • Jan Jakub KOLSKI
    • EIDR
    • 10.5240/E158-0186-6A58-599A-0204-L
    • Producer(s)
    • Akson Studio , Telewizja Polska S.a.
    • Synopsis
    • Venice tells the story of a journey never taken. A story in which the power of dreams helped to transform the flooded cellar of a rural family house into the most romantic city on Earth. The main character of the movie is Marek, a young boy who loves Venice, the city visited by his parents and grandparents, but he had never been there himself. The trip is going to take place in summer 1939. Unfortunately the conflict with Germany escalates and instead of going to Venice, the boy is sent to his aunt. The aunt, however, builds a Venice in the cellar so that Marek can make his dream come true.
      Venice is a film based on two stories by an outstanding Polish writer - Włodzimierz Odojewski, who was considered as a candidate for the Nobel Literary Prize.

    • Partners & financing
    • PFI