"The Magic Mountain" in Cinemas in Romania and France
Czarodziejska góra (The Magic Mountain), a film directed by Anca Damian and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute will be released theatrically in Romania and France.
Anca Damian’s animated documentary was released theatrically in Romania October, 9. Distribution is handled by Aparte Film. The film will be released theatrically in France December, 23. Distribution in France and sales are handled by Arizona Films. Distribution in Poland is handled by Solopan.
Czarodziejska góra (The Magic Mountain)
Anca Damian’s animated documentary Czarodziejska góra (The Magic Mountain) was made as a co-production between Poland, France and Romania and tells the story of an exceptional man: Adam Jacek Winkler. He was a true individualist who believed that his guileless personality was not unlike that of Koziołek Matołek from the classic children’s book. With his firm belief in the anticommunist resistance movement, Winkler emigrated in 1965. He settled in Paris, where he became an active fighter against communism. Upon learning of the Soviet invasion in Afghanistan, he joined the Afghan forces and fought under Ahmad Shah Massoud.
Awards at Film Festivals Aborad
Anca Damian’s film had its world premiere at the 50th Karlovy Vary Film Festival. The film received Special Mention of the Jury in Main Competition. Animation was also awarded at the film festival in Ottawa.
Film Supported by the Polish Film Institute
The film was produced by Aparte Films, Filmograf and Arizona Productions, co-produced by SMF, Krakow Festival Office, Krakow Film Commission and Telewizja Polska. The film was co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, Telewizja Polska, KFF, CNC France, CNC Romania, and HBO Romania.
The film’s official website is available at: www.lamontagnemagique-lefilm.ro.