Happy Afonia

Release date: 05-06-2009
Director: Jan Jakub Kolski

written & directed by Jan Jakub Kolski director of photography Krzysztof Ptak PSC music by Dariusz Górniok production design by Michał Hrisulidis costume design by Barbara Sikorska-Bouffał edited by Witold Chomiński sound by Jacek Hamela, Krzysztof Jastrząb production manager Andrzej Stachecki

cast Grażyna Błęcka-Kolska (Afonia), Mariusz Saniternik (Rafał), Andriej Biełanow (Rosjanin), Krzysztof Adamczyk (młody Rafał), Zofia Zoń (Anielka), Wojciech Solarz (Leszek), Marek Kraszewski (Von Rodhe), Adam Sandurski (Olbrzym), Izuagbe Ugonoh (Maur), Dariusz Juzyszyn (Miedwiediew), Marek Sitnik (Znaniecki), Wiesław Cichy (generał Radziecki), Krzysztof Pyziak (konwojent), Marta Ścisłowicz (Estera)

produced by Argomedia Production Lambros Ziotas, ul. Wystawowa 1, 51-618 Wrocław, tel. +48 602 263 525 co-produced by Odra-Film; Studio Filmowe Wrocław producer Lambros Ziotas co-producers Witold Chomiński, Krzysztof Story co-financed by The Polish Film Insitute, Marshal’s Office of Lower Silesia Voivodeship, Wroclaw City Council distributed by Best Film, ul. Czerniakowska 73 lok. 79, 00-718 Warsaw, tel. +48 22 887 14 80-81, fax +48 22 887 17 28; e-mail: bestfilm@bestfilm.pl world sales Argomedia Production Lambros Ziotas, tel. +48 602 263 525, e-mail: argomedia@op.pl
35 mm, 1:1,85, 5:1,110′
Poland 2009

1953. At a small, closed station somewhere in the west of Poland, where Afonia and paralysed Rafał are recovering from the war, a Russian man, a former sports champion, arrives. He wants to discover secrets of Rafał, a former wrestler, which are hidden in his sketches. Afonia falls madly in love with him the stranger…

 

Jan Jakub Kolski

Born in 1956. Director, screenwriter, cinematographer, writer. Graduated from  cinematography at the Łódź Film School. Laureate of numerous film awards in Poland and abroad. Member of European Film Academy.

Feature Films (selected):

1990: ‘Burial of a Patato’ (“Pogrzeb kartofla”) ; 1992: “Pograbek”; 1993: ‘Johnnie Waterman’ (“Jańcio Wodnik”); 1994: ‘Miraculous Place’ (“Cudowne miejsce”); 1995: ‘Playing From The Plate’ (“Grający z talerza”); ‘The Commanders Sword’ (“Szabla od Komendanta”); 1998: ‘History of Cinema in Popielawy’ (“Historia kina w Popielawach”); 2000: ‘Far form the Window’ (“Daleko od okna”); 2003: ‘Pornography’ (“Pornografia”); 2006: “Jasminum”; 2009: ‘Happy Afonia’ (“Afonia i pszczoły”)

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