Greater Poland Uprising – the only successful uprising in the history of Poland that resulted in the restoration of the Polish State after 123 years. The uprising begun with the visit of Ignacy Paderewski, a great pianist, to the Bazar Hotel. Dr Abuse, a clairvoyant (played by an American actor Crispin Glover also known from “Back to the future” “Charlie’s Angels” and “Wild at heart”) tries to stop him by making Paderewski believe he has symptoms of the Spanish flu, which between 1918 and 1919 killed more people than died in WWI. This is going to be a fight of both cannons and spirits. Łukasz Barczyk captures a legend of the uprising not only through historical reconstruction of events but also by looking into the world of phantasy, spirituality, and the general atmosphere of that period. Made for a tremendous amount of 25 Million PLN, the film dazzles with costumes, set design and special effects. One of the most original and stylish Polish film in the last few years.
guest: Karina Kleszczewska (cinematographer)
one of the most distinctive Polish camerawomen. Besides feature films, she has also done productions for television theatre – Bankruptcy of Little Jack by Agnieszka Glińska in 2000 and Anaerobes by Ingmar Villqist directed by Łukasz Barczyk.
And it was with Barczyk (who happens to be her husband), that Kleszczewska produced her most interesting work. In 2003, she worked on Changes, a history of a mysterious man and four lonely women, and in 2008, she worked on the Unmoved Mover. Together with her husband, she worked on a few consecutive projects: the experimental Italiani in 2011, and Influence, a 2015 blockbuster that has been the most spectacular film in her career so far. [source: culture.pl]