Reverse

Release date: 13-11-2009
Director: Borys Lankosz

directed by Borys Lankosz written by Andrzej Bart director of photography Marcin Koszałka PSC music by Włodzimierz Pawlik production design by Magdalena Dipont, Robert Czesak costume design by Magdalena Biedrzycka make-up artists Mirosława Wojtczak, Ludmiła Krawczyk, Waldemar Pokromski edited by Wojciech Anuszczyk, Cezary Grzesiuk sound by Maria Chilarecka production manager Józef Jarosz

cast Agata Buzek (Sabina), Krystyna Janda (Sabina’s mother), Anna Polony (Sabina’s grandmother), Marcin Dorociński (Bronisław), Adam Woronowicz (Józef), Łukasz Konopka (Arkadiusz), Bronisław Wrocławski (Barski), Błażej Wójcik (Marcel), Jacek Poniedziałek, Jerzy Bończak, Olena Leonenko, Krystyna Tkacz

produced by Studio Filmowe Kadr, ul. Puławska 61, 02-595 Warsaw, tel./fax +48 22 845 49 23, e-mail: sfkadr@wp.pl, www.kadr.com.pl co-produced by Syrena Films, Wytwórnia Filmów Dokumentalnych i Fabularnych producer Jerzy Kapuściński co-producers Andrzej Serdiukow, Waldemar Leszczyński, Włodzimierz Niderhaus distributed by Syrena Films, ul. Królowej Marysieńki 20, 02-954 Warsaw, tel. +48 22 550 11 70, fax +48 22 885 41 00, e-mail: office@syrenafilms.com, www.syrenafilms.com
35 mm, Cinemascope, B&W/colour, Dolby Digital SR, 100′
Poland 2009

The early 1950s. Sabina has recently turned 30. Her mother tries to find her a husband. Her grandmother eagerly judges potential suitors. But Sabina finds none of them interesting. Then one day she meets the charming, intelligent and incredibly handsome Bronisław. His presence will lead to a series of unexpected events that will forever change the lives of these three lonely women.
Reverse is an ironic tale with a twist; a story of the dark side of the feminine soul.

 

Awards:

  • 34th Polish Film Festival, Gdynia – Grand Prix (Golden Lions), Best Leading Actress (Agata Buzek), Best Photography (Marcin Koszałka), Best Music (Włodzimierz Pawlik), Best Supporting Actor (Marcin Dorociński), Best Make-up (Mirosława Wojtczak, Ludmiła Krawczyk, Waldemar Pokromski), Don Quixote Award of the federation of film discussion clubs and Journalist Award, award of the organizers of Polish film festivals abroad, Multikino audience award, award of the art-house cinema network
  • 25th Warsaw Film FestivalThe FIPRESCI (International Federation of Film Critics) prize for best Eastern European debut


Borys Lankosz
Born in 1973. Graduate of the Film School in Łódź. Author of acclaimed documentary films. His film Evolution won the Golden Gate Award for best documentary at the 2002 San Francisco International Film Festival and the Silver Dragon and Bronze Hobby Horse awards at the 2002 Krakow Film Festival. His short feature Alien VI won the Silver Phoenix at the 2008 Jewish Motifs International Film Festival in Warsaw. Reverse is his feature debut.

 

Translated by Karolina Kołtun

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