“On the Silver Globe” is the most unique project of famous Polish director Andrzej Żuławski. Filming the movie, which was conducted with a huge flourish, was interrupted in 1977 by the authorities. 11 years later Żuławski finished his movie in Warsaw and Cracow, adding narration to explain missing scenes. Now the film has gotten its second life due to digital reconstruction. We are speaking about the movie, its filmmakers, and its restoration with Małgorzata Grzyb, who took care of color grading.
Digital restoration of a 1977 movie is a huge undertaking. Could you tell us about your responsibilities in this project?
My job was to adjust the colors, which in the case of this film was especially important. Andrzej Jaroszewicz (the cinematographer for this film) used a rather unconventional technique meant to give the viewer the feeling of being on a different planet. His…
A STORY ABOUT THE NEED FOR ACCEPTANCE
“Call Me Marianna ” is an award-winning documentary. This story is told by a 40-year-old Polish woman, who finally decides to fight for her freedom. She must sue her parents in court, because this is the only way to legally change her gender. The film’s cinematographer, Kacper Czubak, agreed to talk to us about this important project. He tells us about Marianna, his work, and what it takes to make a good documentary
“Call Me Marianna” won many movie festival awards, congratulations! How do you feel about your project’s success? Relief? Did you feel responsible for
Marianna’s life and how her story might be perceived?
Yes, that’s a very interesting question. We take great pride that this movie was enthusiastically received. The public response, particularly the audience
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