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Festival in Media
Section: Country in Focus: Poland
Country: Poland /Czech Republic/Slovakia
Year: 2015

 

Czerwony Pająk

90 min, color

Director Marcin Koszałka Co-Producers:Fog’n’Desire Films s. r. o.(Czech Republic), Sokol Kollar spol. s. r. o. (Slovakia), Zentropa Interntional Poland, Krakow Festival Office, Orange Polska Producer: Kuba Kosma Screenplay :Marcin Koszałka, Łukasz M. Maciejewski, based on original screenplay titled "Lolo" by Marta Szreder Cinematography Marcin Koszałka Editing Krzysztof Komander, Marcin Koszałka Music Petr Ostrouchov Cast Filip Plawiak, Adam Woronowicz, Małgorzata Foremniak, Karolina Kominek, Julia Kijowska, Marek Kalita, Wojciech Zieliński

Karol, an ordinary young man, runs into a much older man, whom he believes to be a Red Spider, the terrifying serial killer, prowling the streets of Cracow in 1960s. Karol becomes obsessed with the man and spies on him. Meanwhile he meets Danka - a slightly older photographer, working for the local newspaper. Tempted by love, fascinated by death, Karol will soon have to make the most important choice of his life.

Production:
Mental Disorder 4, Krakowskie Biuro Festiwalowe
World sales: Mental Disorder 4

 

Marcin Koszałka

Marcin Koszałka is a Cracow-based Polish documentary film director and cinematographer. His documentary films have been screened and acclaimed at many international film festivals including festivals in Nyon, Karlovy Vary, Jihlava, Cracow and Trento. He has a reputation for choosing controversial subjects for his films. The protagonist of his first documentary, “Such a Beautiful Son I Gave Birth to”, was his own mother. The recurring theme of his films is death and the fear of dying. Koszałka also worked as a cinematographer on many Polish feature films and lensed all of his own movies. The Red Spider is his feature film debut.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Filmography/ფილმოგრაფია:

1999 Takiego pięknego syna urodziłam (Such a Beautiful Son

I Gave Birth to)

2003 Imieniny (Name-day)

2003 Made in Poland

2004 Jakoś to będzie (It’ll Be OK)

2006 Cały dzień razem (Whole Day Together)

2006 Śmierć z ludzką twarzą (Death with Human Face)

2007 Istnienie (Existence)

2010 Deklaracja nieśmiertelności (Declaration of Immortality)

2012 Będziesz legendą, człowieku (Man, you’ll be a legend)

2012 Zabójca z lubieżności (Killing out of lust)

 

2015 Czerwony Pająk (The Red Spider)