Archive of films Declaration of Immortality / Deklaracja nieśmiertelności
2010, 30 min
Section: Documentary Films - Competition
Marcin Koszałka’s film offers a portrait of a legend among Polish rock climbers, Piotr Korczak. Using innovative techniques to develop a multilayered film language, the director presents a disturbing portrait of a professional climber’s solitary struggle with ageing and mortality.
Piotr Korczak is a god among Polish climbers. Back in the mid-1980s he initiated what are now legendary levels of climbing difficulty. Polish director Marcin Koszałka gives us breathtaking shots of his remarkable sporting feats which also demonstrate that the filmmaker himself is quite at ease scaling vertical rock faces. Using innovative techniques to develop a multilayered film language and incorporating thought-provoking dialogue, the director presents a disturbing portrait of a professional climber’s solitary struggle with ageing and mortality.
About the director
Marcin Koszałka (b. 1970, Krakow) studied sociology, cinematography, and production at the University of Silesia. As a cameraman he worked on several features (e.g. Scratch and Till It Hurts - both presented at KVIFF 2009). Filmography as director: Such a Nice Boy (1999), Namesday (2000), Come What May (2001), All Day Together (2006 – awarded at the Jihlava IDFF), Death with a Human Face (2007), Existence (2007), Declaration of Immortality.
About the film
Color, 35 mm
|Section:||Documentary Films - Competition|
|Dir. of Photography:||Marcin Koszałka|
Director of Photography, Film Director
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