Maciej Kawalski

2018, 0 h 28 min

A remote, and a bit crazy to be honest, psychiatric hospital receives a curious patient —one who he doesn’t move nor speak but spends his days standing with his hands up. The only thing known is his nickname — “The Atlas”. In a word, he is a riddle and riveting one at that, like an itch you cannot quite scratch. Theories and informed-and-fact-based-gossip flourish all around the place. As luck would have it, so does the conflict as what to do with him. The situation is close to exploding, but the Atlas won’t stir. Or will he?

Maciej Kawalski is a writer-director who happened to be a doctor of medicine as well. His short films and TV commercials were awarded on numerous international festivals, while his first feature film script – The Clearing – got accepted to Sundance Screenwriters Lab Semi-Finals and subsequently entered preproduction with Brian Frankish, the producer of triple Oscar nominated Field of Dreams and Stanisław Dziedzic. Currently, Maciej is in preproduction of two feature films – one in Poland and one in USA.

selected films
2011 Zegarmistrz
2011 Kobieta za ladą
2014 The Last Waltz

written by Maciej Kawalski
director of photography Paweł Dyllus
music Łukasz Targosz
production design Alicja Kazimierczak
costume design Dominika Syroka-Czwartosz
make-up Aleksandra Plewako-Szczerbińska
sound Maciej Pawłowski
edited by Marek Klimaszewski, Magdalena Chowańska
casting by Sylwia Czaplewska, Bartosz Stasina, Piotr Bartuszek
cast Magdalena Pociecha, Tomasz Kot, Kinga Ciesielska, Marian Opania
production Stowarzyszenie Filmowców Polskich – Studio Munka
producer Ewa Jastrzębska
co-produced by Film Produkcja, Film Factory, Locomotive
executive producer Stanisław Dziedzic
production manager Hanna Janocha
co-financed by Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej

Main Competition
Konkurs Inne Spojrzenie
Short Film Competition
Sekcje pozakonkursowe

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