Within the Whirlwind
directed by Marleen Gorris written by Nancy Larson, Wojciech Gajewicz director of photography Arkadiusz Tomiak music by Włodzimierz Pawlik production design by Ewa Skoczkowska costume design by Jagna Janicka, Katarzyna Lewińska edited by Ewin Ryckaert sound by Henri Morelle production manager Andrzej Besztak
cast Emily Watson (Evgenia), Tobias Moretti (Anton Walter), Agata Buzek, Maria Seweryn, Zbigniew Zamachowski
produced by TatFilm (Germany); Yeti Films, ul. Niemcewicza 7/9 lok. 135, 02-022 Warsaw, tel. +48 22 823 99 17, e-mail: email@example.com; Saga Film/Lorival (Belgium) producers Christine Ruppert, Piotr Mularuk, Hubert Toint executive producers Priscilla Cohen, Nancy Larson, Vincent Macheras co-financed by the Polish Film Institute; Eurimages; Film Stiftung NRW; Film Stiftung DFF; Media i2i distribution open world sales Telepool, www.telepool.de
35 mm, 90-120 min.
Germany / Poland / Belgium 2008
Film version of memoirs by acclaimed Russian dissident Evgenia Ginsburg, who spent over 15 years in the camps of the Gulag.
Born in 1948. Dutch director and screenwriter. Winner of multiple film awards. First woman in history to be awarded an Oscar for Best Foreign Feature Film (for Antonia).
Filmography (selected works):
1982: De Stilte rond Christine M. (A Question of Silence); 1984: Gebroken spiegels (Broken Mirrors); 1990: The Last Island; 1995: Antonia; 1997: Mrs. Dalloway; 2000: The Luzhin Defence; 2003: Carolina; 2007: Heaven and Earth; 2008: Within the Whirlwind