The Performer

Release date: 09-10-2015
Director: Maciej Sobieszczański, Łukasz Ronduda

written & directed by Maciej Sobieszczański, Łukasz Ronduda director of photography Łukasz Gutt production design by Joanna Kaczyńska costume design by Marta Ostrowicz make-up Olga Najbauer edited by Michał Leszczyłowski, Mateusz Romaszkan production manager Paweł Sosnowski executive producer Kuba Kosma produced by Wajda Studio co-produced by Telewizja Polska, Heliograf, Film Factory, Artcore co-financed by The Polish Film Institute supported by Polish Institute in Stockholm distributed by Solopan
cast Oskar Dawicki (Oskar Dawicki), Agata Buzek (Gallerina), Andrzej Chyra (the Dearest), Zbigniew Warpechowski (Zbigniew Warpechowski), Krzysztof Globisz (teacher), Jakub Gierszał (collector), Arkadiusz Jakubik (artist), Dominika Kluźniak (mother), Anda Rottenberg (flat’s owner), Kaj Żuławski (young the Dearest), Michał Kołodziejczyk (young Oskar Dawicki), Wojciech Solarz (homeless man), Katarzyna Zawadzka (barmaid)

colour, 78′
Poland 2014

 

The story of an artist obsessed not only with his own death, but also the death of art resulting from the fact that its value in today’s world is determined by the market or by institutional manipulation. The role of Oskar Dawicki is played by Warsaw-based artist Oskar Dawicki. The protagonist balances between being himself and playing himself, between reality and performance, between life and art. However, The Performer is certainly not a biopic.