The Mute

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    The Mute

    Krew Boga

    Directed by

    Poland, Belgium

    2018

    100 min

    • Polish

    Drama

    Early Middle Ages. Joined by fate, knights Willibrord and Bezimienny (Unnamed) want to find and baptise a pagan settlement in the mountains. Although Christianisation is the only way to save its inhabitants from the coming extermination, the protagonists’ mission might be stopped by the pagan priest together with the village leader Geowold. Their doings prove a great test of faith for the two strangers. In this last bastion of ‘old creed’ Willibrord and Bezimienny may count on a surprising ally – Prahwe, Geowold’s charismatic daughter. Soon love will be confronted with hatred, dialogue – with violence, madness – with rules, and many people will have to die.

    Awards

    • Best Cinematography (Jacek Podgórski) - FPFF

    Festivals

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    Credits

    Cast
    Wiktoria Gorodeckaja
    Krzysztof Pieczynski
    Karol Bernacki
    Jacek Koman
    Jan Bijvoet
    Jeroen Perceval
    Olivier De Sagazan
    Screenplay
    Bartosz Konopka
    Przemyslaw Nowakowski
    Anna Wydra
    Cinematography
    Jacek Podgórski
    Editing
    Andrzej Dąbrowski
    Music
    Jerzy Rogiewicz
    Sales
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    Production
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    Bartosz Konopka

    Bartosz Konopka

    Poland

    Bartosz Konopka is one of the most frequently awarded Polish directors. His latest film RABBIT A LA BERLIN was nominated for the Academy Award 2010 in the Documentary Short Subject category. So far the film has won awards at festivals such as Hot Docs Toronto, Hamptons, Jihlava, Krakow Film Festival, Planete Doc Review. Konopka’s short feature debut THREE FOR THE TAKING (2006) produced by Studio Munka won 12 awards at many different festivals, i.e. Grand Prix at Brest Film Festival and Best Debut Award at Message To Man IFF in St. Petersburg. His documentary THE GOAT WALKER (2004) was awarded by Planete Television at the Berlinale in 2004 and was then shown by all Planete chanels worldwide. It also won a number of audience awards at various festivals. Bartek holds a Master degree in film studies from the Jagiellonian University and has graduated from the directing department in the Kieślowski Radio and Television School in Katowice and the Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing. FEAR OF FALLING is his debute feature film. His latest film THE MUTE (2018) won the Best Cinematography Award at Polish Film Festival (FPFF).

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