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THE MAN WHO SAT WITH HIS BACK TURNED

Summary: 
A comedy about the alienation of a young man who chooses virtual reality over the real world. Trying to excel at a game installed on his smartphone, the protagonist gradually loses all contact with his surroundings. He breaks off relations with his parents and peers, ignores the pleasures and problems of everyday life, and isolates himself from the world around him. To the horror of his helpless parents, his obsession becomes pathological. But the tables will turn when his passion proves to be highly profitable and he ends up happy and fulfilled in his ow

 

Cast: 

CAST: Jakub Zając, Małgorzata Bogdańska, Piotr Zelt, Zuzanna Zielińska, Adam Bobik,

Jacek Beler, Robert Martyniak, Julia Gawrysiak

DIRECTOR: Maciej Wiktor DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Janusz Dybowski

PRODUCTION DESIGN: Maja Zaleska COSTUMES: Magdalena Pawłowicz

EDITING: Amadeusz Andrzejewski MUSIC: Adam Świtała CHOREOGRAPHY: Mikołaj Mikołajczyk

SOUND: Michał Robaczewski, Marcin Jachyra, Katarzyna Figat

PRODUCTION MANAGER: Paweł Mantorski

PROGRAM COUNCIL: Zenon Butkiewicz, Krzysztof Domagalik, Maciej Wojtyszko

PRODUCER: Włodzimierz Niderhaus

 

Running time: 54’02”

Year of production: 2019

KAROL LEMAŃSKI

AUTHOR

(born 1972) An IT specialist by profession. Graduate of the Faculty of Technical Physics and Applied Mathematics at the Warsaw University of Technology (1996). Post-graduate studies in Sales Management at the Department of Management, University of Warsaw (2017) and Coaching and Mentoring at the Psychoeducation Laboratory of the University of Social Sciences and Humanities (2018). The Man Who Sat With His Back Turned is his literary debut. The play won 2nd prize in the 2018 Teatroteka open playwriting competition organized by the ZAiKS Authors’ Association and WFDiF.

 

MACIEJ WIKTOR

DIRECTOR

Film and theater director, screenwriter. Graduate of Russian philology (specialization in theater) and psychology at the University of Gdańsk. Studied film directing at NTNU in Norway and the University of Iceland in Reykjavik. Currently a post-graduate student of Philology at the University of Gdańsk and Intermedia at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk. Director, screenwriter and producer of short films, including Intermediate Touch (2013), Exhalation (2014), Liar (2015), and Transfer of Cosmic Energy (2019) which have won awards at festivals in Poland and abroad. Directed a number of episodes of the television series Barwy szczęścia, and was first assistant director on 10 Teatroteka productions. Worked as assistant director with Nikolai Kolada on The Inspector General at Teatr Studio in Warsaw and Ship of Fools at Teatr Wybrzeże in Gdańsk. Directed numerous performative readings of contemporary, mostly Russian plays. Guest director at the District Dramatic Theater in Kaliningrad and at the Nikolai Kolada Theater in Ekaterinburg.