The Work of the Machines

Director: Gilles Lepore, Maciej Mądracki, Michał Mądracki

written & directed by Gilles Lepore, Maciej Mądracki, Michał Mądracki directors of photography Gilles Lepore, Maciej Mądracki music by Michał Sulej costume design by Katarzyna Kłębczyk, Anna Gorgoń, Maria Kocwa, Marta Królik, Jolanta Piątek, Renata Rapacz, Bożena Rzepka, Grażyna Synowiec-Łęcka, Agnieszka Szot, Alicja Tekiela, Bożena Woś edited by Gilles Lepore, Maciej Mądracki, Michał Mądracki production manager Michał Mądracki produced by Samorządowe Centrum Kultury (Mielec), MML Production
colour, 38′
Poland 2009


Poland. A typical industrial town. Here begins The Work of the Machines. This dance was created in 1968 to celebrate the Factory. Following the memories, it was possible to recreate the forgotten dance. This reconstruction becomes a time vehicle to the past, allowing for a trip to the era where production was supposed to mean a happy life.

Gilles Lepore
Born in 1972 in Porrentruy, Switzerland. Graduated from School of Visual Arts in Bienne, Switzerland and Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow. Film-maker, author of comic books and illustrations.

Maciej Mądracki
Born in 1984. Graduated in film studies from Jagiellonian University. Student of film directing at Radio and Television Department of the University of Silesia in Katowice. Author of experimental movies and short video forms, screenwriter, editor.


Michał Mądracki
Born in 1979. Graduated in religious studies from Jagiellonian University. Writer, sceenwriter, author of short literary and film forms.