PAPUSZA

PREMIERE 15.11.2013

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PAPUSZA

ORIGINAL TITLE: PAPUSZA

DIRECTOR: Joanna Kos-Krauze, Krzysztof Krazue

PRODUCER: Lambros Ziotas

GENRE: drama, biographic

LENGHT: 126 min

PRODUCTION: Poland, 2013

PREMIERE: 15.11.2013

Available on DVD

‘Papusza’ is a film based on a dramatic story of Bronisława ‘Papusza’ Wajs – the first Romani poet, who wrote down their poems. It is also a story about the meeting between two poets: Papusza and a Polish poet Jerzy Ficowski, who noticed her great talent, encouraged to record her works and who then translated them into Polish. In 1956 Papusza’s first poetic book was published. It wouldn’t be possible without the help of a third poet, Julian Tuwim. Papusza’s songs permanently enriched Polish culture, providing it with an insight into the Roma soul.

‘Papusza’ is an artistic historical film. It tries to throw light upon the turbulent life of the poet. The action commences in 1910 and ends in the 80s. Not only did the filmmakers have to realistically depict a number separate epochs, but also they had to reconstruct the whole, gone by now, Romani world. Construction of the trains of Romani caravans and the carts, preparing the set design and make-up was done with so much attention to details that the preparations took more than five years.

‘Papusza’ is the first Polish movie in Roma language. Its big assets are the beautiful black and white cinematography by Krzysztof Ptak and Wojciech Staroń and music by Jan Kanty Pawluśkiewicz.

CAST

Jowita Budnik

BRONISŁAWA WAJS "PAPUSZA" 

Zbigniew Waleryś

DIONIZY WAJS, PAPUSZA'S HUSBAND 

Antoni Pawlicki

JERZY FICOWSKI 

Artur Steranko

"PORUCZNIK" CZARNECKI 

Sebastian Wesołowski

TARZAN, PAPUSZA' SON 

Patryk Dytłow

TOBAR 

Leokadia Brzezińska

RECA 

Paloma Mirga

BRONISŁAWA WAJS - YOUNG "PAPUSZA" 

Karol Gierliński

ŚERO ROM 

Andrzej Walden

JULIAN TUWIM 

Roman Fiodorowicz

RYKO 

Oktawia Jabczyńska

PEREŁKA 

Tadeusz Krzyżanowski

TONIO 

Ewa Rubina Brzezińska

YOUNG GYPSY 

Jova Calderar

URMA 

Helena Paczkowska

MURA 

Karolina Buriańska

YOUNG MURA 

Daniel Paczkowski

KRALO 

CREW

Joanna Kos-Krauze

DIRECTOR, SCREENPLAY

Krzyszto Krauze

DIRECTOR, SCREENPLAY

Krzysztof Ptak

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Wojciech Staroń

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Anna Wunderlich

PRODUCTION DESIGNER

Barbara Sikorska-Bouffał

COSTUME DESIGNER

Magdalena Biedrzycka

COSTUME DESIGNER

Anna Nobel-Nobielska

MAKE-UP ARTIST

Jan Kanty Pawluśkiewicz

MUSIC

Mateusz Adamczyk

SOUND

Jarosław Bajdowski

SOUND

Sebastian Witkowski

SOUND

Krzysztof Szpetmański

EDITOR

Beata Osmelak-Kilian

PRODUCTION MANAGER

Klaudia Śmieja

PRODUCTION MANAGER

Lambros Ziotas, Agromedia

PRODUCER

Telewizja Polska - Agencja Filmowa

CO-PRODUCTION

Canal+ Polska

CO-PRODUCTION

Studio Filmowe Kadr

CO-PRODUCTION

AWARDS AND FESTIVALS

48th KARLOVY VARY International Film Festival

Special Mention of the Jury

38th GDYNIA Film Festival

GOLD KITTENS Youth City Council Award

38th GDYNIA Film Festival

Foreign Polish Film Festivals and Reviews Award

38th GDYNIA Film Festival

Best Supporting Actor

38th GDYNIA Film Festival

Best Makeup

38th GDYNIA Film Festival

Best Music

EAGLES Polish Film Awards

Best Cinematography

EAGLES Polish Film Awards

Best Scenography

EAGLES Polish Film Awards

Best Costumes

EAGLES Polish Film Awards

Best Music

EAGLES Polish Film Awards

Best Actress

International Cinematographers' Film Festival MANAKI BROTHERS

Bronze Camera 300

NEW YORK Polish Film Festival

Best Cinematography

NEW YORK Polish Film Festival

Audience Award

International Film Festival of URUGUAY

Audience Award

International Film Festival of URUGUAY

SIGNIS Award

International Film Festival of URUGUAY

FIPRESCI Award

International Film Festival of URUGUAY

Youth Jury Award

ISTANBUL Film Festival

Special Jury Award

TADEUSZ SZYMKOW'S Acting Film Festival

"Golden Puppy" for the Supporting Actor

VALLADOLID International Film Festival

Best Direction

VALLADOLID International Film Festival

Youth Jury Award

VALLADOLID International Film Festival

Best Actor

54th THESSALONIKI International Film Festival

Award in the "Open Horizons" Category

25th Polish Film Festival in AMERICA

Chicago Film Critics Association Award

GOLDEN REEL SFP Literature Circles

Award in the category: Polish movie

12th International Film Festival in PUNE

Best Movie

12th International Film Festival in PUNE

Best Direction

THE GUARANTEE OF CULTURE AWARD

The award in the FILM category

PROWINCJONALIA Polish Film Festival

"Jańcio Wodnik" - Award for Music

PROWINCJONALIA Polish Film Festival

"Jańcio Wodnik" - Award for Cinematography

POLISH SOCIETY OF CINEMATOGRAPHERS AWARD

KRZYSZTOF KOMEDA’S FILM FESTIVAL IN OSTROW WIELKOPOLSKI

Grand Prix Komeda

LUBUSKIE FILM SUMMER

Golden Grape Award

Polish Film Festival in LOS ANGELES

Piotr Łazarkiewicz's Award for Young Talent

WATERLOO International Film Festival

Best Direction

WATERLOO International Film Festival

Best Scenography and Costumes

OFF CAMERA International Festival Of Independent Cinema

Special Mention in the competition of Polish Feature Films

TARNÓW Film Award

Grand Prix

TARNÓW Film Award

Youth Jury Award "Cameraman"

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