The Winner

Release date: 18-03-2011
Director: Wiesław Saniewski

written & directed by Wiesław Saniewski directors of photography Piotr Kukla, Piotr Sobociński Jr. production design by Grażyna Molska costume design by Anna Szyszka edited by Jarosław Barzan sound by Paweł Łuczyc-Wyhowski production manager Andrzej Stachecki

cast Paweł Szajda (Oliver Linovsky), Janusz Gajos (Frank Górecki), Grażyna Barszczewska (Mrs. Linovsky), Wojciech Pszoniak (professor Karloff), Marta Żmuda Trzebiatowska (Kornelia), Peter J. Lucas (Maurice Boisset), Wenanty Nosul (Oliver’s manager), Robert Moskwa (director), Lech Mackiewicz (Henryk), Adelajda Konieczna (Jowita), Marek Frąckowiak (Professor Witek), Robert Gonera (Father Andrzej)

produced by Saco Films Ltd. co-produced by The Society For Arts, Andrzej Niżnik, Odra Film, Archi-Projekt, Toya Studios, Divizion Studio Filmowe, Wytwórnia Filmów Dokumentalnych i Fabularnych, Equus Polska, BBF Investments producer Grażyna Molska co-producer Krzysztof Kamyszew co-financed by The Polish Film Institute distribution Forum Film
colour
Poland-USA 2011

 

A Polish-American co-production directed by Wiesław Saniewski, featuring Paweł Szajda, Janusz Gajos, Marta Żmuda Trzebiatowska, Wojciech Pszoniak, Grażyna Barszczewska, Peter J. Lucas, and Robert Gonera. The story of a young pianist. After losing everything, an accidental meeting with his former math teacher and avid horsetrack gambler helps him find his way in life. The film’s star-studded cast is complemented by an excellent soundtrack, featuring a selection of music by Chopin, Carlos Libedinsky’s electrifying tango, and three hit songs by Elvis Presley.

 

Wiesław Saniewski
Born in 1948. Graduated in screenwriting from the National Film School in Łódź. Former film critic and reportage writer. Director, screenwriter, producer.