written & directed by Jan Jakub Kolski (based on the short story “Venice” by Włodzimierz Odojewski) director of photography Arthur Reinhart PSC music by Dariusz Górniok production design by Joanna Macha costume design by Małgorzata Zacharska make-up by Anna Nobel-Nobielska edited by Witold Chomiński sound by Jacek Hamela production manager Wiesław Łysakowski
cast Magdalena Cielecka (Joanna), Marcin Walewski (Marek), Agnieszka Grochowska (Barbara), Grażyna Błęcka-Kolska (Weronika), Julia Kijowska (Klaudyna), Teresa Budzisz-Krzyżanowska (Marek’s grandmother), Mariusz Bonaszewski (Roman)
produced by Akson Studio ul. Stępińska 22/30, 00-739 Warsaw, tel. 022 840.68.34, firstname.lastname@example.org producer Michał Kwieciński executive producer Katarzyna Fukacz-Cebula co-financed by the Polish Film Institute distributed by ITI Cinema, 02-952 Warsaw, ul. Wiertnicza 166, tel. (+48) 0-22 453 32 00, www.iticinema.com.pl world sales open
Poland 2010; 110′
The story of a trip that never took place.
A young boy dreams of a trip to Venice, but the family’s travel plans are interrupted with the start of the Second World War. The boy heads with his mother to the family estate – the home of his eccentric aunts.
Wenecja is based on a short story by acclaimed Polish writer Włodzimierz Odojewski.
35th Polish Film Festival, Gdynia 2010 – awards for Best Photography, Best Production Design, Best Acting Debut (Marcin Walewski)
Jan Jakub Kolski
Documentary and feature filmmaker, stage director, cinematographer (graduate of the Cinematography Department of the Łódź Film School), and writer. Member of the European Film Academy.
Feature Filmography (selected works):
1990: Pogrzeb kartofla (Burial of a Potato); 1992: Pograbek; 1993: Jańcio Wodnik (Johnnie the Aquarius); 1994: Cudowne miejsce (Miraculous Place); 1995: Grający z talerza (Playing from the Plate); 1995: Szabla od komendanta (The Commanders Sword); 1998: Historia kina w Popielawach (History of Cinema in Popielawy); 2000: Daleko od okna (Keep Away from the Window); 2003: Pornografia (Pornography); 2005: Jasminum; 2009: Afonia i pszczoły (Happy Aphonya); 2010: Wenecja