The Happiness of the World

The Happiness of the World

An exceptional tenement house in Silesia just next to the Polish-German border and its inhabitants: the beautiful Jewess Róża and three men infatuated with her – a Pole, a Silesian and a German. There are also two supporting characters: a journalist from Warsaw, bon vivant Sobański, Róża’s object of admiration, and Jan, a family friend. We meet the characters in the summer of 1939. The first part of the film ends with a dramatic war night.

We meet them again in the fifties, when the surviving residents try to find themselves in the new reality.

written by Michał Rosa
director of photography Marcin Koszałka PSC
music by Janusz Wojtarowicz, Paweł Baranek, Marcin Gałażyn (Motion Trio)
production design by Tomasz Bartczak, Andrzej Kowalczyk
set decorators Dorota Dąbrowska, Tomasz Bartczak 

costume design by Barbara Sikorska-Bouffał
make-up by Alina Janerka
sound by Piotr Domaradzki, Barbara Domaradzka
edited by Krzysztof Szpetmański PSM
cast Karolina Gruszka, Dariusz Chojnacki, Mateusz Lickindorf, Grzegorz Palkowski, Krzysztof Stroiński, Agata Kulesza, Dorota Segda, Barbara Lubos, Tomasz Borkowski, Przemysław Bluszcz, Andrzej Konopka, Marcin Perchuć
produced by Argomedia
producer Lambros Ziotas
co-produced by Telewizja Polska, IF Silesia-Film, Państwowa Instytucja Kultury Centrum Technologii Audiowizualnych CeTA, D35
co-producers Wojciech Hoflik, Mariusz Wróbel, Robert Banasiak, Marcin Kryjom
production manager Beata Osmelak-Kilian
co-financed by Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej

Legenda
Konkurs Główny
Konkurs Młodego Kina
Konkurs Fabularnych Filmów Krótkometrażowych
Konkurs Inne Spojrzenie
Sekcje pozakonkursowe