Snow White and Russian Red

Release date: 22-05-2009
Director: Xawery Żuławski

directed by Xawery Żuławski written by Xawery Żuławski based on the novel by Dorota Masłowska director of photography Marian Prokop production design by Joanna Kaczyńska set decoration by Marta Skajnowska costume design by Anna Englert stylization by Paweł Kaletam edited by Krzysztof Raczyński sound by Jarosław Bajdowski production manager Paweł Ziębaczewski, Karolina Samojłowicz

cast Borys Szyc (Silny), Roma Gąsiorowska (Magda), Maria Strzelecka (Angela), Michał Czernecki (Lewy), Sonia Bohosiewicz (Natasza), Anna Prus (Ala), Magdalena Czerwińska (Arleta), Dorota Masłowska (author of novel the film is based on)

produced by Film Media, Mickiewicza 63, 01-625 Warsaw, phone +48 22 424 16 24, fax +48 22 833 44 96, e-mail biuro@filmmedia.com.pl co-financed by The Polish Film Institute producer Jacek Samojłowicz co-producer Andrzej Szajna executive producer Bożena Krakowna distributed by ITI Cinema, Wiertnicza 166, 02-952 Warsaw, phone +48 22 453 36 23-24, +48 22 453 36 30, e-mail bartlomiej.belc@iticinema.com.pl world sales Film Media, e-mail office@filmmedia.com.pl
35 mm, Cinemascope, colour, Dolby Digital, 109′
Poland 2009

 

This is an adaptation of a famous novel which depicts a surrealistic mentality of contemporary Poles, the mentality that was influenced by communism. Poland is viewed through the eyes of an 18-year-old female writer. The character she has created from her imagination is a man without any past or future, a man who lives only within the present, ad defined by the writer. The only thing the man knows about himself is the fact that he was abbondant by his beloved, Magda. Not only is he searching for his love but also for his own identity…

 

Awards:

  • 2010 Polish Film Awards “Orły” (Eagles) – Best Sound: Mateusz Adamczyk, Sebastian Witkowski, Best Leading Actor: Borys Szyc
  • 3rd “Wisła” Polish Film Festival, Moscow 2010 – Grand Prize; Award of “Iskustvo Kino” magazine
  • 2010 Paszport “Polityki” (award of “Polityka” magazine)
  • 7th Neisse International Film Festival, Grosshennersdorf and Zittau 2010 – Grand Prize
  • 34th Polish Film Festival, Gdynia 2009 – The Silver Lions Award, awards for Best Leading Actor (Borys Szyc), Best Sound (Mateusz Adamczyk) and Best Costume Design (Anna Englert)
  • 17th Camerimage International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, Łódź 2009 – Best Film in Polish Film Competition
  • International Festival of Independent Cinema Off Plus Camera, Krakow 2009 – Audience Award
  • Tarnów Film Award 2009 – “KinoRP” Special Award for “artistic interpretation of Dorota Masłowska’s prose into a language of contemporary cinema”
  • Lubuskie Film Summer, Łagów 2009 – Juliusz Burski Award
  • TOFIFEST International Film Festival, Toruń 2009 – Special Mentions for Best Director and Best Cinematography in the International Competition
  • Era New Horizons International Film Festival, Wrocław 2009 – Wrocław Film Award in New Polish Films Competition


Xavery Żuławski
Born in 1971. Director, scriptwiter. Graduated from directing at the Łódź Film School. His debut film “Chaos” – was awarded for the best debut at Polish Film Festival in Gdynia (2006) and Grand Prix at Festival of Film Debuts “The Young and Cinema” in Koszalin (2007).