Archive of films Snow White and Russian Red / Wojna polsko-ruska
2009, 108 min
Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
This adaptation of the literary debut by Dorota Masłowska, which was also published in the Czech Republic, tells the story of a tough nationalist, homophobe, racist and anti-semite called Silny. The film is a poetic, direct and disturbing portrayal of love, hopelessness and political burnout in contemporary Central and Eastern Europe.
This adaptation of the controversial literary debut by the then 18-year-old Polish writer Dorota Masłowska tells the story of a tough nationalist, homophobe, racist and anti-semite called Silny. His girlfriend Magda leaves him and he gets together with the satanist virgin Angela. Together they hang out in the nihilistic environment of drug-dependent urban wretches whom Silny regards with a commentary fed on black humour and paranoia. Snow White and Russian Red is a poetic, direct and disturbing portrayal of love, hopelessness and political burnout in contemporary Central and Eastern Europe. It’s just as frenzied and insane (in the positive sense) as the novel and even incorporates Masłowska into the plot (played by Masłowska herself). The film uses various formal approaches in order to achieve the same sense of ferocity and volatility as the book, which was highly acclaimed for its stylistic merits as well. This praiseworthy attempt to adapt a challenging literary model for the screen hovers on the edge of experimentation, however, it unquestionably preserves the clarity and spirit of the original.
About the director
Xawery Żuławski (b. 1971, Warsaw), the son of Polish film director Andrzej Żuławski and actress Małgorzata Braunek, studied at the National Film School in Łódź. He gave his debut in 2006 with the feature film Chaos, which earned him the title Best Debut Director at the Polish Film Festival in Gdynia. He was also involved in the film project Europe 99euro-films.
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About the film
Color, 35 mm
|Section:||Forum of Independents - Competition|
|Screenplay:||Xawery Żuławski podle románu Doroty Masłowské / based on the novel by Dorota Masłowska|
|Dir. of Photography:||Marian Prokop|
|Music:||Jan Komar, Filip Kuncewicz|
|Production:||Film Media S.A.|
|Cast:||Borys Szyc, Roma Gąsiorowska, Maria Strzelecka, Sonia Bohosiewicz, Michał Czernecki, Magda Czerwińska, Anna Prus|
|Contact:||Film Media S.A.|
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