Private Project

Figura

It's white and windy all around. A gigantic figure emerges from behind the snow curtain and hits the road. It passes towns, villages, houses, to land on top of a hill, next to spiders, saints and bumper cars. FIGURE is a surreal tale about creating myths, about religious kitsch, and about the desire for greatness. Who is our protagonist? The world's largest sacral miniature park resident. A gigantic contradiction.

  • Katarzyna Gondek
    Director
    FIGURE (2015), HOSANNA (2013), THE SUPREME (2013), MIŁOSZ (2013), THE TOWN (2011)
  • Katarzyna Gondek
    Writer
    FIGURE (2015), HOSANNA (2013), THE SUPREME (2013), MIŁOSZ (2013), THE TOWN (2011)
  • Katarzyna Gondek
    Producer
    FIGURE (2015), HOSANNA (2013), THE SUPREME (2013), MIŁOSZ (2013), THE TOWN (2011)
  • Studio Filmowe Largo - Agnieszka Traczewska
    Producer
  • Jarosław Piekarski
    Producer
  • Studio PUK - Katarzyna Szczerba
    Producer
  • BEKKE FILMS - Ben Vandendaele
    Producer
    Siemiany (2009), The Letter (2011), Subaru (2013), De weg van alle vlees (2013), De Smet (2014), In de naam van de kater (2014), ALLER - RETOUR (2014), August (2014), Het Geluk (2015)
  • Jarosław Piekarski
    Director of photography
  • Katarzyna Szczerba
    Sound Designer / Mix
  • Andrzej Dobosz
    Graphic designer
  • RADIATOR IP Sales - Ben Vandendaele
    Festival promotion / Sales agent / Distributor
    Siemiany (2009), The Letter (2011), Subaru (2013), De weg van alle vlees (2013), De Smet (2014), In de naam van de kater (2014), ALLER - RETOUR (2014), August (2014), Het Geluk (2015)
  • Film Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 53 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 3, 2015
  • Country of Origin:
    Poland
  • Country of Filming:
    Poland
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2:35
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Krakow International Film Festival
    Krakow, Poland
    June 3, 2015
    World premiere
  • Concorto Film Festival
    Piacenze, Italy
    August 23, 2015
    International premiere
Director Biography - Katarzyna Gondek

A graduate of film studies and documentary course in Wajda School. Author of films and literary forms. She wrote and published two novels (HORROR VACUI and OTOLITH), a poetry book (PLEXUS) and a couple of short stories.
A hunter for the surreal.
Her latest film works are THE FIGURE, a poetic comedy about a gigantic plastic pope and HOSANNA, a short narrative that also lightly deconstructs a few religious myths. Right now she is working on a short fiction, a Polish/Belgium coproduction called "DEER BOY” and a documentary about disappearing memories ("THE BLACK CURTAIN"). Her films have been shown and sometimes awarded on festivals allover the world.
Winner of the WARTO Award in the film category (2014), nominated for Barańczak literary scholarship award (2015).

Filmography

FIGURA (2015) – short documentary
HOSANNA (2013) – short fiction film
THE SUPREME (2013) – short documentary
MIŁOSZ (2013) – documentary film
THE TOWN (2011) – short experimental documentary

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