Double Portrait

Finally beguiling experimental drama, pitched somewhere between 'film on film' and Godardian essay, exploring the concerns of aspiring actress Ewa and director Michael. The film's seductive appeal increases as it mutates from hand-held casting scenes, self-analytical script discussions and producer put-downs, and take offs into more personal and (possibly) more documentary areas, such as their visits home and, especially, their meetings with estranged father and separated son, respectively. 'I speak for myself, not my generation,' as Michael says, speaking for his generation.

  • Mariusz Front
    Director
  • Elzbieta Piekacz
    Writer
    Mariusz Front
  • Studio Filmowe im. Karola Irzykowskiego
    Producer
  • Elzbieta Piekacz
    Key Cast
    Maciej Adamczyk
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Portret Podwojny
  • Project Type:
    Feature
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 46 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    November 9, 2001
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Poland
  • Country of Filming:
    Poland
  • Language:
    Polish
  • Shooting Format:
    35mm
  • Aspect Ratio:
    3:2
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • New Horizons Film Festival
    Poland, Sanok
    September 1, 2001
    Premiere
  • 26 Gdynia Film Festival
    Poland, Gdynia
    Uhonorowany nagrodą jury "za poszukiwanie nowych form wyrazu" oraz nagrodą jury młodzieżowego
  • Koszaliński Festiwal Debiutów Filmowych "Młodzi i Film"
    Koszalin, Poland
    Nagroda za rolę kobiecą dla Elzbiety Piekacz
  • Pegaz
    Warsaw, Poland
    nagroda przyznawana przez program telewizyjny "Pegaz") w katogorii: film; za rok 2001
  • 12 Film Festival Cottbus
    Cottbus, Germany
Director Biography - Mariusz Front

He was born on the 19th May 1965 in Wodzisław Śląski. In the years 1985-90 he studied at the faculty of painting and cartoons of the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow. He obtained a degree at the atelier of prof. Jerzy Nowosielski. He terminated also the studies at the faculty of film direction of the PWSFTviT in Łódź where he worked up to 1996 as assistant.

From 1996 he is a permanent associate of the “Canal+”. As a director he realized several documentaries, among others “The Show” and “The Way of Life” for which he received the White Cobra at the Media Festival “Man in Danger” in Łódź, and two television performances (“The Enigmatic Variations”, “Child”).

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