HORSE RIDERS

POLISH TITLE: KRZYŻOKI

REPRESENTED BY KFF

LOGINE: Thirty farmers begin an equestrian pilgrimage touring the boundaries of nearby villages and fields. Fatigue and inebriation mix with religious ecstasy - a marriage of the sacred and the profane.

SYNOPSIS: The residents of a village near Opole are celebrating Easter Sunday. People as well as horses have gathered near the church. It is a traditional component of Easter celebrations, which include prayers, a horse ride around the households nearby and fervent singing under the influence of alcohol. Enigmatic editing and black and white photographs reflect the dignified atmosphere of the holiday in which the sacred is combined with the profane in a bizarre chase. All this happens under the patronage of the figurine of Resurrected Christ. The holiday of Krzyżoki and its celebrations make a typical southern Polish tradition.

 

GENRE:
documentary
COUNTRY:
Poland
RUNNING TIME:
20'
YEAR:
COLOUR:
black and white
DIRECTING:
Anna Gawlita
SCRIPT:
Anna Gawlita
DOP:
Tomasz Wolski
EDITOR:
Tomasz Wolski
MUSIC:
Michał Górczyński
SOUND:
Marcin Lenarczyk
PRODUCTION:
KIJORA / Anna Gawlita

Anna Gawlita »

 Film producer  (KIJORA), production manager, founder of the Institute of Documentary Film Foundation, the Foundation Tensa Foundation, MUCK IN; producer and production manager of Tomasz’s Wolski films “Goldfish” (2008), “The Lucky Ones“ (2009), “H2O” (2010), “Slowly” (2010), “Doctors” (2011) and “The Palace” (2012), Piotr Stasik film „A Diary of Journey” and short fiction film „Daughter” by Tomasz Wolski; legal counsel. Now she has just finished an experimental documentary film „Opera about Poland” by Piotr Stasik and is working on first feauture fiction „Hurrah! We Are Still Alive” by Agnieszka Polska. Also she is finishing her director debut, documentary „Horse Riders”.