Inventorium of Traces

Director: Stephen Quay, Timothy Quay

directed and written by Stephen and Timothy Quay animation, sound, cinematography, edited by Stephen and Timothy Quay music Krzysztof Penderecki (fragments), Małgorzata Sady production Serafiński Studio Graficzno-Filmowe, ul. Solec 85 lok. 8, 00-382 Warszawa, tel. +48 22 625 39 11, +48 695 480 787, e-mail: serafinskistudio@o2.pl producer Marek Serafiński co-production TVP Kultura; Muzeum – Zamek w Łańcucie co-producer Wit Karol Wojtowicz, Muzeum – Zamek w Łańcucie co-financed by the Polish Film Institute

23′
Poland 2009

An ordinary, but also mysterious day at the castle in Łańcut. Under the cover of everyday life, a secret reality is hidden. Jan Potocki’s presence can be felt everywhere. Jan Potocki (1971-1815) was a historian, diplomat, an eccentric traveler who flew in a balloon, fought at Mediterranean Sea against Barbary pirates, and author of The Manuscript Found in Saragossa – who committed suicide using the silver knob of a sugar bowl as a bullet…

Translated by Monika Miziniak | Edited by Patricia Koza