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Zofia Lipecka, depth of surface

Depth of surface is a portrait of Zofia Lipecka, an artist born in Poland and working in France. Her works have an aesthetic, philosophical and anthropological quality. They address the problems of the contemporary world and history (ecology, war, the Holocaust). The documentary, devoted to the paintings in Lipecka's oeuvre, shows the artist at work in the solitude of her studio. These images, which form the film's thread, are accompanied by commentary from art world figures and the artist herself, as well as presentations of the works.

  • Aleksander Edelman
    Nobody in Sight, Jury Prize, Blow Up film festival, 2015
  • Anne Agranat
  • Aleksander Edelman
  • Aleksander Edelman
  • Anne Agranat
  • Zofia Lipecka
    Key Cast
  • Dominika Larionow
    Key Cast
  • Eleonora Jedlinska
    Key Cast
  • Aleksander Smolar
    Key Cast
  • Georges Ranunkel
    Key Cast
  • Marek Sowinski
    Key Cast
  • Vitek Tracz
    Key Cast
  • Marion Leuba
    Key Cast
  • Dorota Hryniewiecka-Firlej
    Key Cast
  • Jaromir Jedlinski
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Profondeur de la surface
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  • Genres:
    Artist, painter, art work
  • Runtime:
    47 minutes 57 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 24, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    80,000 EUR
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  • Language:
    English, French, Polish
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Distribution Information
  • Edelman
    Sales Agent
    Country: France
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Aleksander Edelman, Anne Agranat

Aleksander Edelman
Born in Łódź, permanently living in Paris, France.
Film director and profesor in biophysics at the CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research) in Paris, France
Since 2003, he has been creating video (in cooperation with artists) and films, among others related to the memory of the Holocaust.
2023 Zofia Lipecka, Profondeur de la surface, (with Anne Agranat), 47 min, documentaire
2022 Les Auditeurs, (with Zofia Lipecka), 8 min photo director, video
2022 film I wouldn't drink in a mirror, (french and polish), 35 min
2021 film Landy une expérience (with Anne Agranat), 52 min, documentaire
2021 film D’un genocide à l’autre. (with Anne Agranat), 72min, documentaire
2017 film What about the theater? (with Anne Agranat). Official selection Los Angeles Cine fest, 37 min
2017 film House fiction, official selection Blow up film festival, Chicago, official selection in19ème édition de Festival du film court francophone (2018), Film Fiction Festival, Barcelona (2020), 15 min
2015 film Nobody in sight–Special Jury Prize, Blow up film festival, Chicago., 35 min
2014 film Round trip to Bryce Canyon, 11 min
2013 film White powder on the glass (with Marek Szczęsny), 15 min
2013 video installation Warszawa-Małkinia (with Zofia Lipecka): website:
2009 video Occupations solitaires (with Zofia Lipecka), website:
2009 video installation After Jedwabne (with Zofia Lipecka), website:

Other Works
2019 Zapach śmierci, conversation with Magdalena Krysinska-Kaluzną, Więź Zima 2019 (in polish)
Lector for audiobook “Getto walczy” by Marek Edelman (in polish)
Lecture on translational research on cystic fibrosis
2014 in French
Interview concerning new pharmacotherapies for cystic fibrosis
Publications :
1. Aleksander Edelman, avant-propos pour Ghetto de Varsovie, Carnets retrouvés, Odile Jacob 2022
2. Aleksander Edelman, Lettre ouverte à Joe Biden, (in polish) Gazeta Wyborcza, 24 mars 2022 (List Aleksandra Edelmana do prezydenta Stanów Zjednoczonych i przywódców wolnego świata,162657,28256974,apel-aleksandra-edelmana-do-prezydenta-stanow-zjednoczonych.html
3. Aleksander Edelman, Lettre ouverte à Putin, (in polish)Gazeta Wyborcza, 1 mars 2022 (Putin zapomniał o wszystkich, którzy w czasie wojny oddali życie, aby dziś on mógł być prezydentem - nie tyranem),162657,28172885,putin-zapomnial-o-wszystkich-ktorzy-w-czasie-wojny-oddali-zycie.html
4. Aleksander Edelman (2012, in polish). Rozważania wokół retrospektywy Gerharda Richtera w Centre Pompidou. Obieg.
5. Aleksander Edelman. O rodzicach. Zeszyty Literackie numer 125.
>200 publications about Cystic Fibrosis.

Anne Agranat

Born in Paris, lives in Saint-Ouen, France
Film editor and film director.
2023 Zofia Lipecka, Profondeur de la surface, (with Aleksander Edelman), 47 min,
2022 Landy une expérience (with Aleksander Edelman), 52 min, documentaire
2021 D’un génocide à l’autre. (with Aleksander Edelman), 74 min, documentaire.
2017 What about the theater? (co-director with Aleksander Edelman), 40 min, documentaire
2017 House fiction, film editing 15 min, fiction
1992-2013 several documentaries including for Royal Canin, film editing
2001 Sur les traces de Mallinathji (Equidia) film editing
2000 Le clochard et les étoiles by Daniel Grandclément (series Faut pas rêver), film editing
2000 Les échelles, by Daniel Grandclément (series Faut pas rêver), film editing
1994 Alpirod, a documentary on mountain’s dogs by Gilles Roussel, film editing
1993 L’Âme au corps, a documentary of Pierre Champetier, film editing

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Director Statement

This documentary pays tribute to a women-painter whose art confronts us with the ethical questions. With her paintings, she emphasizes the importance of ethics in human life since the times when he lived in caves.