written & directed by Piotr Bernaś directors of photography Łukasz Żal, Piotr Bernaś edited by Marek Skrzecz, Piotr Bernaś sound by Dariusz Wancerz music consultant Małgorzata Jaworska colour correction by Dawid Lukić executive producer Adam Ślesicki production manager Dominika Płazińska produced by Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing, Chełmska 21, bud. 24, 00-724 Warsaw, phone/fax +48 22 851 10 56, +48 22 851 10 67, www.wajdaschool.pl supported by The Polish Film Institute distributed by Joanna Skalska world sales Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing
HD, 16:9, colour, stereo, 33′
The film by Piotr Bernaś presents a behind-the-scenes look at a much derided profession. “Paparazzi” is the first Polish film to explore this topic. Bernaś looks at some of the most significant media incidents in Poland in 2010 from the point of view of the paparazzi – from the hunt for Roman Polanski to the Smoleńsk Disaster. However, in the foreground we see the dramatic story of a man who makes controversial choices on a daily basis, and who consequently pays a heavy emotional, personal and ethical price. The main protagonist appears to be as ruthless towards himself as the world in which he hunts. “Paparazzi” is a film about a world in which values are confused and rules are flexible – but it shows that there is always a second chance, where we can make our minds up about what kind of people we will be tomorrow.
Born in 1973. Phographer, photo reporter, director of photography, director. For 5 years he has worked as a war photojournalist for Gazeta Wyborcza. He finished the Documentary Programme in Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing in 2010.