The Magic Mountain

Release date: 11-12-2015
Director: Anca Damian
directed by Anca Damian written by Anca Damian, Anna Winkler animated by Thodore Ushev, Sergiu Negulici, Dan Panaitescu, Tomasz Ducki, Raluca Popa sound by Sebastian Włodarczyk music by Alexander Balanescu producer Anca Damian co-producers Joanna Ronikier, Włodzimierz Matuszewski produced by Aparte Film co-produced by Filmograf Sp. z o.o., Studio Miniatur Filmowych (Warsaw), Krakow Festival Office, Polish Television co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, Regional Film Fund (Krakow) distributed by Solopan film’s website
cast (animated characters voices in Polish language version) Jerzy Radziwiłowicz (Adam Jacek Winkler), Julia Kijowska (Anna Winkler)

colour, 95′

France, Poland, Romania 2015

In the form of an animated docu-drama, the biography of Adam Jacek Winker wonders through nearly half a century of history.

A Polish refugee in Paris, Adam lived a boundless life, wanting to change the world. His adventurous life takes a radical turn in the 80’s, as he visions himself a knight of the 20th century and leaves France to fight with both amateurism and courage, alongside commander Massoud against the Soviets in Afghanistan.

In the light of September 11th 2001, his fate mirrors the individual’s destiny in relation with the history unfolding and also the introspection of a man on his own fate.