A personal, intergenerational story of the director’s family. After WW II Poland pursued the policy of the ethnic flattening of the Polish society. Thanks to that policy the issue of the post-war problems of native inhabitants of Recover Territories was eliminated from the public discourse. The director’s grandmother, afraid of domestic aggression and public humiliation, had never revealed her national identity. She pretended to be a Pole her whole life. Her secret had strong influence on her entire family. The director discovered the indirect influence of the war on his own life as a result of the way his mother was raised. Now it is only honesty that can help them reconstruct their relations.
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- Michał Korchowiec
- Michał Korchowiec
- Magdalena Mosiewicz, Mikołaj Syguda
- Barbara Fronc
- Joanna Halszka Sokołowska
- Lena Pejt
- Ersatz Michał Korchowiec
Michał Korchowiec, was born in 1987, graduated painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow. Set designer, visual artist, film director and producer. He paints, makes video arts and installations.
He is the author of several theatric scenographies for which he received many awards, including Jan Swiderski's prize, Leon Schiller's prize or prize for Best Set Design of The Divine Comedy Festival in Cracow. He created a visual world for the plays of Monika Strzępka and Paweł Demirski (such as: Non-Divine Comedy, everything I will tell to God; Curse; The Battle of Warsaw 1920; In the name of James S.; Courtney Love or Rainbow Stand); of Wiktor Rubin and Jola Janiczak (Gorgonowa’s Case; Detroit, The history of hand); of Jack Poniedziałek (Glass Menagerie; Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf?) and many more.
He is the author of many exhibitions, eg. Four seasons of the year but without spring in Centre for Contemporary Art "Kronika" in Bytom.
Morgenrot is his debut, full-length documentary film. He is currently developing his second documentary film Asabiyyah.