VIVA MARIA!

REPRESENTED BY KFF

A documentary devoted to Maria Fołtyn, eminent Polish opera singer and director, founder of the Moniuszko Music Lovers Society. It was because of her love to opera, and especially to Moniuszko, that she sang in front of Joseph Stalin or Fidel Castro. Today, when she is past her prime, she focuses on didactic work, with great passion and amazing energy educating her successor. It is also a symbolic story of handing over the voice.

FILM REPRESENTED BY THE KRAKOW FILM FOUNDATION 

GENRE:
documentary
COUNTRY:
Polska
RUNNING TIME:
17'
YEAR:
DIRECTING:
Agnieszka Smoczyńska
SCRIPT:
Agnieszka Smoczyńska
DOP:
Magdalena Kowalczyk
EDITOR:
Stefan Paruch
PRODUCTION:
Mistrzowska Szkoła Reżyserii Filmowej Andrzeja Wajdy (obecnie: Wajda Studio)

Agnieszka Smoczyńska »

A graduate of the history of art at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan (2001), cultural studies at the University of Wroclaw (2002), directing at the Krzysztof Kieślowski Radio and Television Department at the Silesia University in Katowice (2005) and the Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing in Warsaw (2006). The author of short fiction and documentary films: Guanipa (2003), Kapelusz (2003), 3 Love (2004), Orphans (2005), Article 567 (2006). A laureate of many festival awards.