A Porter from Mewa Hotel

A Porter from Mewa Hotel


Michał Janów

2012, 0 h 32 min
Communist times. Włodzimierz Zawada, a doorkeeper of a workers’ hotel, is a model citizen, and his imperturbable life passes being marked by his everyday little rituals. One seemingly trivial thing he accidentally finds on the hotel corridor shatters his little world and puts him in Kafka’s dead-end position. Zawada turns out to have served as a scapegoat of the local authorities who try to adulate the so-called ‘upstairs’. When their elaborate plan seems to have been accomplished, matters unexpectedly take on another, surprising turn. “A Porter from Mewa Hotel” follows the form of a grotesque detective film, and in a funny and at the same time bitter manner shows how ambiguously and unevidently the authorities operated in Poland in communist times.

Written by: Michał Janów
Director of photography: Weronika Bilska
Music by: Przemysław Frankowski
Production design by: Ewa Wesołowska
Sound: Krzysztof Ridan
Editing: Przemysław Chruścielewski
Costume design by: Emilia Czartoryska
Make-up: Małgorzata Poloczek
Cast: Arkadiusz Jakubik, Robert Talarczyk, Dariusz Niebudek
Production manager: Monika Malik
Produced by: Faculty of Radio and Television and the University of Silesia
Producer: Krystyna Doktorowicz
Distributed by: Krakow Film Foundation

Main Competition
Konkurs Młodego Kina
Przegląd Polskiego Kina Niezależnego
Sekcje pozakonkursowe

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