Dance Marathon

Release date: 17-06-2011
Director: Magdalena Łazarkiewicz

directed by Magdalena Łazarkiewicz written by Magdalena Łazarkiewicz, Maciej Kowalewski director of photography Wojciech Todorow music by Bartosz Dziedzic production design by Katarzyna Sobańska, Marcel Sławiński costume design by Dorota Roqueplo make-up by Ewa Kowalewska choreography by Małgorzata Fijałkowska-Studniak edited by Rafał Listopad PSM sound by Artur Kuczkowski production manager Sylwester Banaszkiewicz

cast Łukasz Simlat (Szymuś), Dariusz Toczek (Sylwuś), Agnieszka Podsiadlik (Dżesika), Krzysztof Skonieczny (Krystian), Joanna Kulig (Agnieszka), Olga Frycz (Monika), Barbara Kurzaj (Sister Cezaria), Leszek Lichota (Father Damian), Grzegorz Kwiecień (Mietek), Maciej Namysło (Andrzej), Piotr Nowak (Bodyguard), Krzysztof Kuliński (Commissioner, Piotr’s Father), Filip Garbacz (Michaś), Joanna Gonschorek (Zosia Niewiadomska), Anna Maria Buczek (Danusia), Maciej Wierzbicki (Master Of Ceremonies), Jerzy Senator (Village Leader), Bogusław Parchimowicz (Felek), Sławomir Holland (Jurek), Robert Jurczyga (Man), Bartosz Gola (“Luju”), Piotr Chylarecki (“Bosski”), Elżbieta Okupska (Irusia), Romuald Kłos (Franuś), Ewelina Paszke (Teacher), Bartłomiej Topa (Bolesław, Monika’s Father), Bogusława Schubert (Sister Genowefa), Krzysztof Lapko (Sound Guy), Stanisław Melski (Jozef Stokrotny), Maciej Kowalewski (Rysiek), Artur Janusiak (Cesiek)

produced By Grupa Filmowa, Rożana 32, 02-569 Warsaw, Phone +48 22 852 23 24, e-mail office@grupafilmowa.com.pl www.wesele.grupafilmowa.pl; Mediabrigade, office: Karkonoska 10 / 026, 53-015 Wrocław, phone/fax +48 71 799 14 50-51, www.mediabrigade.pl producers Dariusz Pietrykowski, Sylwester Banaszkiewicz, Marcin Kurek co-financed by the Polish Film Institute distributed by Kino Świat

Red One / 35 mm, Cinemascope, Dolby Digital, 98′

Poland 2010


A town in south-western Poland. A group of newcomers begins organizing a dance marathon. The spiritless townspeople start to have hopes and dreams. Each dance couple signing up for the exhausting marathon has its own reasons for winning. The real intentions of the organizers and their methods eventually come to light. The deceived contest participants learn something from this experience. A story inspired by real events.

 

Magdalena Łazarkiewicz
Director and screenwriter. Graduate of cultural studies at the University of Wrocław and filmdirecting at the Radio and Television Department of the University of Silesia. Winner of several awards at filmfestivals. Co-directs television series. Also directs theatre.

 

Feature Filmography (selected works): 1989: The Last Schoolbell (Ostatni dzwonek); 1991: Departure (Odjazd, co-directed with Piotr Łazarkiewicz); 1992:White Marriage (Białe małżeństwo); 1999: The End of the World (Na koniec świata); 2010: Dance Marathon (Maraton tańca)