ZACMA: BLINDNESS

ZAĆMA

By Ryszard BUGAJSKI

RB FILM SP ZOO - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2016

Haunted by her ruthless past, a former high-ranking security officer in Poland’s communist government seeks an audience with the Primate of the Polish Catholic Church, in this compelling drama from Ryszard Bugajski (Interrogation).

Festivals
& Awards

Toronto - TIFF 2016
Contemporary World Cinema
Gdynia Film Festival 2016
Main Competition
Camerimage International Film Festival 2016
Polish Films Competition
Polish Film Festival in America 2016
Chicago Film Critics Award
Tofifest 2016
Polish Films Competition
Waterloo Historical Film Festival 2017
Official Selection
International Film Festival Niepokalanów 2017
In Competition
Nationwide Festival of the Film Art Prowincjonalia 2017
Audience Award for Best Actress - Maria Mamona
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • POLAND
    • Languages
    • POLISH
    • Budget
    • 0.6 - 1 M$
    • Duration
    • 110 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ryszard BUGAJSKI
    • Writer(s)
    • Ryszard BUGAJSKI
    • Producer(s)
    • Ryszard BUGAJSKI (RB FILM SP ZOO)
    • Synopsis
    • The film shows an obscure episode from the life of a Stalinist criminal – Colonel of the Office of Public Security, Julia Brystiger. Her nickname was “Bloody Luna” because during interrogations she tortured prisoners with extreme cruelty. At the beginning of 1960s she appeared in Laski near Warsaw, in the Institute for the Blind, where the Primate of Poland, Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński, was also a frequent visitor. His imprisonment in the years 1953-1956 was supervised by none other than Julia Brystiger herself. During the difficult and tempestuous conversation with the Primate, Julia Brystiger rejects the communist ideology, asks for her crimes to be forgiven and for help in finding God…
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