Private Project

My Sleepless Darkness

A combination of circumstances has motivated me to come up with a film that would tell the whole life of a man in a single shot.
Insomnia and severe illness have both forced me to think about the past.

  • Ryszard Lenczewski
  • Ryszard Lenczewski
  • Małgorzata Staroń
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    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 37 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 31, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    15,554 USD
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
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  • Toruń
    November 12, 2019
Director Biography - Ryszard Lenczewski

Ryszard Lenczewski - Curiculum Vitae
Born: 5th of June 1948
Education: Cinematography and Television Production Department PWSFTviT in Lodz, Poland (1975)
I photographed more then 50 fiction films, from which 16 of them were international/foreign productions.
The most important films and awards:
• Warsaw Student Film Festival 1975 - prize for the Best Cinematography - “Godziny Wieczorne“
• Polish Film Festival in Gdynia 1980 - Bronze Lions for the Best Cinematography - “Pałac”
• BAFTA Wales 1999 - Best Cinematography - “Bride of War“
• Royal Television Society 2000 “Photography Drama“ -nomination for the Best Cinematography - “Anna Karenina“
• BAFTA TV Award 2001- nomination for the Best Cinematography - “Anna Karenina“
• International Film Camera Festival Manaki Brothers 2001 “GoldenCamera 300“ - “Last Resort“
• BAFTA TV Award 2004 Best Cinematography Award - “Charles II; The Power and Passion“
• International Film Camera Festival Manaki Brothers 2005 “Bronze Camera 300“ Best Cinematography - “My Summer of Love“
• European Film Awards 2005 nomination for the Best Cinematography - “My Summer of Love“
• Camerimage 2013 – Grand Prix Golden Frog - “Ida”
• Since year 2000 I have been a member of the British Film Academy and from year 2005 a member of European Film Academy.
• Since year 2004 I have been working in Film School (PWSFTviT) in Lodz, and I am a Deputy Dean of Photography Department right now.
• In October 2010 I have been honoured a Professor of Film Arts title, from a President of Poland
• 2015 - Livetime Achievement Award „Golden Camera 300” - International Film Camera Festival Manaki Brothers
• Since 2017 - member of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
• 2018 – Golden Gloria Artis – The Medal for Merit to Culture awarded by Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Poland

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