Flying Cyprian

Release date: 19-08-2011
Director: Mariana Ćengel-Solćanska

written & directed by Mariana Ćengel-Solćanska director of photography Ramunas Greicius, Stefan Bucka music by Vladimir Gûdâr production design by Jan Novotny costume design by Ivana Struharova editing by Ondrey Azor sound by Matej Hlavâc production manager Olga Detaryova

cast Marko Igonda (Jasek/Cyprian), Paweł Małaszyński (Martin), Aleksandr Domogarov (Valent), Daniel Olbrychski (biskup), Lukâš Latińak (Tomas), Rafał Fudalej (Michal), Jerzy Nowak (Bernard), Mirosław Zbrojewicz (karczmarz), Karolina Kominek-Skuratowicz (Barbora), Bartosz Firlet (Andrej)

produced by Magic Seven Slovakia, Stefanikova 19, 811 05 Bratislava (Slovakia), phone +421 2 32 409 660,; Pleograf, Fucika 5, 02-929 Warsaw, phone +48 22 646 21 89, fax +48 22 845 51 77, producers Eduard Cengel, Jacek Lipski, Andrzej Haliński execitive producers Kristina Pruzincova (SK), Agnieszka Kurzydło (PL) co-financing Polish Film Institute distributed by Kino Świat
35 mm, 1:1,85, colour, Dolby Digital, 108′
Poland – Slovakia 2009

The story takes place at the turn ofthe 17th and 18th centuries, in the Pieniny Mountains. Severely wounded Cyprian arrives at a monastery. The former rebel and bandit, while recovering, tries to find consolation in prayer, looking for truth and forgiveness. He makes friends with 17-years-old Michal, who was abandoned by his mother and was brought up in the monastery. One night, at the monastery gate, Cyprian finds a dying man. After he expires, Cyprian finds in his bundle of possessions an old book with plans for a mysterious flying machine…

Mariana Ćengel-Solćanska
Born in 1978. Graduated from the Department of Culture and Political Studies at the Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra; the film and television directing at the Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in Bratislava (the class of Martin Šulík). Directed several student etudes. Her latest middle-length film Abel’s Black Dog, was premiered at IFF Bratislava 2006. Flying Cyprian is her feature film debut.