Archive of films Declaration of Immortality / Deklaracja nieśmiertelności

Poland
2010, 30 min

Section: Documentary Films - Competition
Year: 2011

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.


Synopsis

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.

Contacts

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About the film

Color, 35 mm

Section: Documentary Films - Competition
   
Director: Marcin Koszałka
Screenplay: Marcin Koszałka
Dir. of Photography: Marcin Koszałka
Music: Andrzej Smolik
Editor: Anna Wagner
Producer: Ryszard Urbaniak
Production: TVP 1
Contact: TVP SA

Guests

Marcin Koszałka

Director of Photography, Film Director

Aleksandra Biernacka

Publicist


Anna Kowalewska-Onaszkiewicz

Producer

Maciej Karpinski

Film Institution Rep., Film Institution Rep.


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