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BEFOREFATHERS' EVE

 

 

Summary: 

An ironic take on two classic texts of Polish theatre: Mickiewicz's Forefathers' Eve and Wyspianski's The Wedding, Wojciech Kuczok's play is a grotesque comedy.

A present-day Polish family proud of its noble lineage gathers at a séance to summon the spirits of ancestors, notably the ghost of the family’s progenitor, great-grandfather Octavian Alfonse, affectionately known as Okt-Alf.This annual celebration is intended to sustain the family's noble traditions and provide edifying role-models for its somewhat unruly younger generation. But what if the ghosts do not always live up to idealized family legend? What they turn out to be flawed and human? To make matters worse, the appearance of a few uninvited spirits will further shake up all members of the household.

 

 TRAILER (in polish)

Cast: 

CAST: Masza Wągrocka, Łukasz Borkowski, Katarzyna Skarżanka, Tomira Kowalik, Mariusz Ochociński, Piotr Cyrwus, Agata Różycka, Natalia Łągiewczyk, Weronika Humaj, Anna Korzeniecka, Arkadiusz Pyć

AUTHOR: Wojciech Kuczok DIRECTOR: Michał Zdunik DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Adam Palenta PSC PRODUCTION DESIGN: Karolina Fandrejewska COSTUMES: Martyna Kander EDITING: Maciej Szydłowski MUSIC: Hanna Raniszewska SOUND: Michał Robaczewski PRODUCTION MANAGER: Paweł Mantorski PROGRAM COUNCIL: Zenon Butkiewicz, Krzysztof Domagalik, Maciej Wojtyszko PRODUCER: Włodzimierz Niderhaus

RUNNING TIME: 53'47''

YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 2018