directed by Andrzej B. Czulda written by Andrzej B. Czulda, Jan Dominikowski director of photography Jacek Siwecki music arranged by Bogumiła Kłopotowska costume design by Elżbieta Wapszko-Sułek edited by Paweł Makowski sound by Bogumiła Kłopotowska, Robert Buczkowski production manager Krzysztof Sułek commentary by Zdzisław Szczepaniak
cast Marek Budzisz (police chief), Jolanta Daszyńska (baroness Heinzl), Krzysztof Daszyński (baron Heinzl), members of “Żelazny Orzeł” Historic Reenactment Group
produced by Wytwórnia Filmów Oświatowych i Programów Edukacyjnych, ul. Kilińskiego 210, 93-106 Łódź, tel. +4842 68409 45, e-mail: email@example.com, www.wfo.com.pl co-financed by Łódź City Hall; Łódź Marshal’s Office; MPK Łódź; PKO Bank Polski; Opal Property Developments; Łódź Kaliska Klub; Puk Klepsydra
DV, colour, Stereo, 55′
Nekropolis is a film about the Old Cemetery on Ogrodowa street in Łódź. Like the Powązki cemetery in Warsaw and the Rakowice cemetery in Krakow, the Old Cemetery in Łódź is considered to be a necropolis of exceptional historical and artistic significance. It is here that representatives of prominent bourgeois families, top industrialists, and merited residents are buried.
Its exceptional quality as a cemetery of three religions, together with its beautiful composition of ancient trees, tasteful sculptures and magnificent tombs, make the Old Cemetery in Łódź a site that is unique on the European scale.
Translated by Karolina Kołtun