The Red Spider

The Red Spider

1967. Around the world – the Rolling Stones, hippies, free love and marihuana. In Poland – years of grim communism. Karol Kremer is an average teenager from what you call a good family: he graduated from high school, he’s preparing for entrance exams to study medicine, he’s just won the local diving championship. After the competition he goes with his friends to admire a fearless motorcycle stunt rider on the Wall of Death perform chilling moves on a vertical wall. During his visit in the funfair, Karol accidentally finds a body of a murdered boy and notices the man who probably is the killer. However, Karol does not raise the alarm…

WARNING: Film contains some graphic violence.

Awards:

  • Arras Film Festival 2015: French Critic’s Award of the French Syndicate of Cinema Critics
  • Cairo International Film Critics Week, Cairo 2015: Shadi Abd El Salam award for best film
  • Forum of European Cinema “Cinergia”, Łódź 2015: Special Mention for Best Polish Debut
  • Festival of Central- and Eastern European Film, Wiesbaden “goEast”, Wiesbaden 2016: Best Director, International Film Critics’ Award
  • Koszalin Debut Film Festival “Young and Film” 2016: Jantar award for cinematography, Jantar award for best actor – Adam Woronowicz

written by Marcin Koszałka, Łukasz M. Maciejewski
director of photography Marcin Koszałka PSC
music by Petr Ostrouchov
production design by Ryszard Melliwa, Magdalena Dipont
costume design by Magdalena Biedrzycka
make-up by Magdalena Łęcka
sound by Michał Fojcik MPSE 

edited by Krzysztof Komander
cast Filip Pławiak, Adam Woronowicz, Julia Kijowska, Małgorzata Foremniak, Wojciech Zieliński, Marek Kalita, Piotr Głowacki, Przemysław Bluszcz, Andrzej Konopka, Barbara Kurzaj, Marcin Kuźmiński, Dorota Landowska, Rafał Mohr, Adam Nawojczyk, Wiesław Cichy, Paweł Ciołkosz, Juliusz Chrząstowski, Rafał Dziwisz, Marek Kasprzyk
produced by MD4
producer Agnieszka Kurzydło
production manager Mirella Zaradkiewicz
co-produced by Fog’n’Desire Films, Sokol Kollar, Zentropa Int. Poland, Krakowskie Biuro Festiwalowe, Orange Polska
co-producers Viktor Taus, Michal Kollár, Izabela Helbin, Katarzyna Wodecka-Stubbs, Rafał Orlicki
co-financed by Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej, Statni fond kinematografie, Slovak Audiovisual Fund, Regionalny Fundusz Filmowy Kraków
distributed by Kino Świat
world sales MD4

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