Archive of films You Are God / Jesteś Bogiem
2012, 110 min
Section: Another View
Leszek Dawid’s long-awaited movie, charting the rise and fall of the legendary hip-hop band Paktofonika, unsentimentally captures the atmosphere of the late 90s Polish music scene while investigating the creative process and the lives of the three main protagonist band members. Music is everything to them because they have "hip-hop encoded in their DNA.”
The legendary Polish hip-hop group Paktofonika didn’t last long but their work markedly enriched the genre, leaving its own special indelible trace. After only the first weekend of its release, Leszek Dawid’s long-awaited movie, charting the rise and fall of Paktofonika, became the third biggest box office success of the decade. Director Dawid unsentimentally captures the atmosphere of the late 90s Polish music scene while investigating the creative process and the lives of the three main protagonist band members. Music is everything to them because they (as the central song states) "have hip-hop encoded in their DNA.” At center stage is Magik, a volatile musician for whom reality represents a complicated, somewhat inscrutable place, and music is the tool he uses to deal with all its potential pitfalls. This visually powerful film is dominated by a fantastic soundtrack that will leave no one napping.
About the director
Leszek Dawid (b. 1971, Kluczbork, Poland) graduated in English philology from Wrocław University and in film and television direction in 2005 from the Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School in Łódź (PWSFTviT) where he now teaches. In addition to short school films, he has made or cooperated on the medium- and full-length documentaries From Behind the Fence (Zaungaste - zza płotu, 2008) and On the Road (W drodze, 2010). His debut in features, Ki (2011), premiered at the 68th Venice IFF in the Venice Days section. The movie went on to win numerous awards at a variety of festivals, including Paris, Cottbus, Gdynia, and Kraków. You Are God is his second feature film.
About the film
|Dir. of Photography:||Radosław Ładczuk|
|Music:||Paktofonika, Rahim, Fokus|
|Producer:||Jerzy Kapuściński, Łukasz Barczyk|
|Production:||Studio Filmowe Kadr|
|Cast:||Marcin Kowalczyk, Tomasz Schuchardt, Dawid Ogrodnik|
|Contact:||Studio Filmowe KADR|