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Film details

2013 Polska produkcja   

PAPUSZA

Premiere: 15.11.2013

Genre:Historical Drama

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.

Photos & videos

Cast

Crew

MICHAŁ ROSA

Reżyseria, scenariusz

MICHAŁ ROSA

Reżyseria, scenariusz

MICHAŁ ROSA

Reżyseria, scenariusz

Awards & 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

International Cinematographers' Film Festival MANAKI BROTHERS

Bronze Camera 300

EAGLES Polish Film Awards

Best Actress

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

Award in the category: Polish movie

GOLDEN REEL SFP Literature Circles

12th International Film Festival in PUNE

Best Movie

12th International Film Festival in PUNE

Best Direction

THE GUARANTEE OF CULTURE AWARD

THE GUARANTEE OF CULTURE AWARD

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"

Press kit