ONE BILLION HAPPY PEOPLE
POLISH TITLE: MILIARD SZCZĘŚLIWYCH LUDZI
A compelling story about a clash between two powerful personalities - the backstory of cooperation of Bayer Full frontman with a Polish-born Chinese businessman. Will the most popular disco polo band make it big in China?
FILM REPRESENTED BY KRAKOW FILM FOUNDATION
- RUNNING TIME:
- HBO CENTRAL EUROPE, Impression2Films, Buksfilm
Maciek Bochniak (born 26.05.84, Cracow, Poland). Film director & writer.Graduated as scriptwriter of National Film School in Lodz, Poland. His newest fiction film Disco Polo reached audience over 860.000 in cinemas in Poland within 6 weeks. For this film Maciek received Janusz Morgenstern award for the most promising debut. Maciek created the acclaimed full-length documentary One Billion Happy People (produced by HBO), based on the Chinese adventures of the Polish “disco/folk” band Bayer Full. He made his debut with the short film I Love You So Much (2009) and the documentary Reception (2011) as part of the first documentary program at the Munk Studio. He is the co-author of the feature film The Room which apart from many awards and recognitions, received the award for Best Independent Film at the 37th Gdynia Film Festival, and was chosen by Dziennik Polski newspaper as one of the top 10 films.