Zbigniew Libera

2015, 1 h 13 min

On the brim of civilisation there lives a lost Contaheli tribe – a
blue-eyed people with fancifully pinned up flaxen dreadlocks and faces
covered in tribal patterns. Their bodies are lithe and their movements –
graceful. When they play the etnofuturistic instruments moulded from
sticks and strings, or actually dance with their whole bodies, they
connect to the Cosmos. It is a moment of transcendence: time holds still
and the forest transforms into a fern Jurassic park. Conteheli are
beautiful, young and immortal. This ideal world is intruded upon by a
railway officer, Walser. Lame, slovenly, stuck in his uniform – Walser
is the complete opposite of the forest people. Try as he might, he can’t
delve into their idyllic world or learn their incomprehensible language
and brings with him only chaos and destruction.

directed by Zbigniew Libera
written by Grzegorz Jankowicz, Zbigniew Libera
director of photography Adam Sikora PSC
music by Robert Piotrowicz
production design by Zbigniew Libera, Sebastian Gomułka
costume design by Katarzyna Jarnuszkiewicz, Szymon Gaszczyński, Joanna Talejko, Ilona Binarsch
make-up Aleksandra Dutkiewicz
sound by Wojciech Mielimąka
edited by Beata Walentowska PSM
cast Krzysztof Stroiński, Gustaw Klyszcz, Joanna Wiktorczyk
produced by Balapolis
producers Magdalena Kamińska, Agata Szymańska
co-produced by Instytut Adama Mickiewicza, Narodowe Centrum Kultury, Film District, Studio Produkcyjne Orka
line producer Hana Vodeb (Słowenia)
co-financing Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej

Main Competition
Konkurs Młodego Kina
Konkurs Fabularnych Filmów Krótkometrażowych
Konkurs Inne Spojrzenie
Sekcje pozakonkursowe

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