The film directed by Marek Leszczewski, with cinematography by Max Bugajak, has qualified for the Raindance Film Festival - one of the most prestigious events presenting independent cinema. This year's edition will take place from 27 October to 6 November.
Still from the film "The Dreams of Lonely People" – cinematographer: Max Bugajak
Raindance Film Festival is the largest and most important independent film festival in the UK and one of the most important in the world, showcasing feature films, shorts, web series and music videos. Apart from the screenings, the festival includes numerous seminars, workshops and accompanying events. Raindance is an event qualifying for the Oscars, BAFTAs, BIFAs and the Canadian Screen Awards.
However, this is not the end of the good news. Film score, composed by Tomasz Mreńca, has been selected for the Fimucité festival – one of the world's most important film music festivals, which has just started today (September 17). Among the invited artists you will find many distinguished names of composers. The festival will feature Craig Stuart Garfinkle ("Harry Potter", "Vicky Christina Barcelona"), Eimear Noone (composer of music for many computer games such as "World Of Warcraft" or "The Adventures of Zelda"), Dani Trujillo (composer mainly for commercials of big brands such as Toyota, Kia, Renault, FC Barcelona).
"The Dreams of Lonely People" is a relatively fresh production that has already managed to be recognized abroad and received a number of festival qualifications. It is worth mentioning the great success that its creators celebrated during the Bucharest SchortCut Cinefest in Romania, where they won four awards. The film was also awarded by the Young Jury of the Castrovillari Film Festival in Italy.
Stills from the film "The Dreams of Lonely People" – cinematographer: Max Bugajak
The film stars Adam Szyszkowski, Anna Paliga, and Piotr Bak, and was directed by Max Bugajak. Yakiv Komarynsky is responsible for the editing. The production was supervised by Robert Wichrowski, Andrzej Wolf and Katarzyna Taras.
Poster of the film "The Dreams of Lonely People"
THE DREAMS OF LONELY PEOPLE
After twenty years in prison, the man returns to his homeland to wait for death in peace. His world is completely changed when he accidentally meets the character of the magical world of nature.
CAST: Adam Szyszkowski, Anna Paliga, Piotr Bąk
SCRIPT & DIRECTING: Marek Leszczewski DOP: Max Bugajak EDITING: Yakiv Komarynsky SOUND: Maciej Amilkiewicz MUSIC: Tomasz Mreńca PRODUCTION MANAGER: Manuela Bagińska ARTISTIC SUPERVISION: Robert Wichrowski, Andrzej Wolf, Katarzyna Taras PRODUCER: Maciej Ślesicki PRODUCTION: Warszawska Szkoła Filmowa
Marek Leszczewski he studied theatre and art history at the University of Łódź. He is a graduate of directing at the Warsaw Film School. His student short film 'Nuclear Shadows' has screened at over 60 international film festivals and received numerous awards. Besides, he has made many short films and music videos. He has experience working as a second director on feature films and TV series. He has visited nearly 30 countries. He has lived in Germany and Georgia.
Films by students of the Warsaw Film School are co-financed by the Polish Film Institute