ZHALANASH

POLISH TITLE: ŻALANASZ

Eponymous Zhalanash is a port city over the Aral Sea. This place between a great water and a vast desert which used to be a prosperous link of the Soviet economy is just a shadow of its former glory today. In Marcin Sauter’s film, Zhalanash is not only about evocative landscape, but, above all, about the fates of people who invested their hopes and expectations into the place between the sea and the desert and now ponder over their solitude among the wrecks of ships and port cranes.

GENRE:
documentary
COUNTRY:
Poland
YEAR:
DIRECTING:
Marcin Sauter
SCRIPT:
Marcin Sauter
DOP:
Marcin Sauter
EDITOR:
Michał Marczak, Ziemowit Jaworski, Katarzyna Orzechowska
MUSIC:
Jerzy Rogiewicz
SOUND:
Marcin Lenarczyk
PRODUCTION:
Studio Filmowe KRONIKA

Marcin Sauter »

born in 1971 in Bydgoszcz. He is a photographer and has worked on, among others, The Suburban Train (2005) by Maciej Cuske. He completed the documentary course at the Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing in Warsaw. His documentary debut Behind the Fence (2005) was recognized at the 45th Krakow Film Festival (2005) and his next film The Travelling Cinema (2005) was awarded with the Silver Hobby Horse of Krakow and the Honorary Award of the Student Jury at the last year’s festival.
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