WALPURGIS NIGHT
   
   Noc Walpurgi

 

 

WALPURGIS NIGHT

drama I 2015 I Poland

 

Original Title:  Noc Walpurgi

 

Duration:  75 min

Language:  Polish, French, German, English 

                     with English subtitles

 

Director: Marcin Bortkiewicz

Writer: Marcin Bortkiewicz, Magdalena Gauer

 

Cast: Małgorzata Zajączkowska, Philippe Tłokiński, Monika Mariotti, Mieczysław Gajda

 

 

 

 

It’s1969, Walpurgis Night at an opera house in Switzerland. After the performance of Turandot, the last unfinished work by Giacomo Puccini, the great opera star Nora Sedler (Małgorzata Zajączkowska) leaves the stage and heads back to her dressing room. Waiting for her at the door is a young French journalist, Robert (Philippe Tłokiński). Although he claims that he is there only to interview her, Nora does not entirely believe him. The two enter an unusual, erotic verbal game. During a night filled with humorous, intense and grotesque events, the woman's complicated story is slowly revealed.

 

The black-and-white feature debut by actor director Marcin Bortkiewicz surprises on a number of levels. It is an inteligent and mature film, beautifluly shot with outstanding performances by Małgorzata Zajączkowska and Philippe Tłokiński. 

 

Bortkiewicz has written a screen-blowing aria for Zajączkowska, one which enables the actress to reveal her talent to the fullest. The performance of Zajączkowska is accompanied by music of Richard Wagner, quotations from Thomas Mann, and camera work by Andrzej Wojciechowski, who has managed to give this low-budget production a bit of an old-fashioned glow. The screenplay is based on the acclaimed New York debut monodrama by a Polish teacher, Magdalena Gauer.

 

WINNER

 

Golden Claqueur Audience Award (longest applause - 6’12’’) and Young Jury Award - Gdynia Film Festival, 2015

Best Script,  Best Actress, the Audience Award, the Journalists' Award, the Youth Jury Award - Koszalin Debut Film Festival “The Young and Cinema”, 2015 

 

 
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Noc Walpurgi / photo. Robert Jaworski

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Noc Walpurgi / photo. Robert Jaworski

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Noc Walpurgi / photo. Robert Jaworski

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All non-English films screen with English subtitles.

POLISH FILM FESTIVAL  2016 

LETTERS TO SANTA 2 

Sunday 19 June 6:30

 

 

THESE DAUGHTERS OF MINE

Thursday 16 June 6:30

 

 

PLANET SINGLE

Thursday 30 June 6:30

 

 

LIFE MUST GO ON

Sunday 3 July 6:30

 

 

THE RED SPIDER

Friday 24 June 6:30

 

 

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PERTH FESTIVAL DATES

 

 

Program Announced

7 Oct 2019 

 

Tickets on Sale
7 Oct 2019

 

Perth Opening Night 

Thursday 29 Oct 2019

Festival Dates

29 Oct  – 15 Dec 2019

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