Drowsiness

Release date: 17-10-2008
Director: Magdalena Piekorz

directed by Magdalena Piekorz written by Wojciech Kuczok director of photography Marcin Koszałka PSC music by Adrian Konarski production design by Katarzyna Sobańska costume design by Dorota Roqueplo edited by Wojciech Mrówczyński PSM sound by Michał Żarnecki production manager Teresa Paszkiewicz

cast Małgorzata Kożuchowska (Róża), Michał Żebrowski (Róża’s husband), Krzysztof Zawadzki (Robert), Joanna Pierzak (Robert’s wife), Rafał Maćkowiak (Adam), Bartosz Obuchowicz (Darling), Dorota Pomykała (Adam’s mother), Andrzej Grabowski (Adam’s father), Anna Tomaszewska (mother-in-law), Marian Dziędziel (father-in-law), Krzysztof Kolberger (psychiatrist)

produced by TOR Film Studio, Puławska 61, 02-595 Warsaw, phone +48 22 845 53 03, phone/fax +48 22 845 50 45, e-mail tor@tor.com.pl co-produced by Documentary and Feature Film Studio, Chełmska 21, 00-724 Warsaw, phone/fax +48 22 840 18 86, e-mail dpf@wfdif.com.pl producer Krzysztof Zanussi executive producer Janusz Wąchała (TOR) co-producer Włodzimierz Niderhaus co-financed by The Polish Film Institute; Śląski Fundusz Filmowy distributed by Vision Film, Rydygiera 7, 01-793 Warsaw, phone +48 22 839 60 09, +48 22 839 07 53, fax+48 22 839 13 67, e-mail vision@vision.pl www.vision.pl world sales TOR Film Studio
35 mm, 1:1,85, colour, Dolby Digital, 105′
Poland 2008

A story about people in a sate of emotional lethargy.
Róża is an actress, but she cannot work because she suffers from narcolepsy. She suspects her husband of infidelity but she is afraid to face this challenge. A young doctor, Adam, is torn between remaining loyal to his parents and finding his own life. Robert, a well-known writer, is facing a difficult challenge.Sheer coincidence makes the life paths of our heroes cross and the fate gives them a chance to liberate themselves from the emotional fatigue.

 

Magdalena Piekorz
Director, and scriptwriter. Graduated from the Radio and Television Department of the University of Silesia (1999); lecturer atthis University. Director of a number of documentaries awarded at film festivals. Her feature debut “The Welts” (Pręgi) received e.g. Grand Prix- Golden Lions atthe 29th Polish Film Festival in Gdynia 2004.

Feature films
2004: The Welts (Pręgi), 2008: Drowsiness (Senność)

 

Award:

  • 33rd Polish Film Festival Gdynia 2008 – Golden Claqueur – Radio Gdansk Award