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Influence Hiszpanka

Truth is what we believe Prawdą jest to w co wierzymy

About film

ORIGINAL TITLE Hiszpanka

ENGLISH TITLE Influence

GENRE Thriller/Costume

RUN TIME 110 min

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN Poland

ORIGINAL LANGUAGE Polish

DIRECTED BY Łukasz Barczyk

WRITTEN BY Łukasz Barczyk

PRODUCED BY Maciej Szwarc, Łukasz Barczyk

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Jolanta Tobota 

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Karina Kleszczewska

PRODUCTION COMPANY SF KADR, IF FILM-ART

SPECIAL EFFECTS BY Platige Image

SCREEN RATIO 1:235

FRAMES PER SECOND 24

SHOOTING FORMAT 35mm

SOUND FORMAT Dolby 5.1

DISTRIBUTION IN POLAND ITI Cinema

Plot

 

INFLUENCE is a story about the key events of the Wielkopolska Uprising - a dramatic arrival of Ignacy Jan Paderewski in Poznan, and the people who prepared the uprising, fought in it and won. INFLUENCE uses the characteristics of action and thriller movies. Refers to the cinema era - German expressionism, and the atmosphere of the era - the pervasive sense of the end of old world and the birth of the new one, fear of change and at the same time striving for it. 

Characters

The heroes of INFLUENCE are both real and fictional characters. Among them, immersed in mysticism and spiritualism Polish theosophists, as well as local enterpreneurs, officers and political trategists who plan the Polish independence with astonishing precision.

Directing

 

The writer and director of the film is Łukasz Barczyk (born in 1974), one of the most significant Polish filmmakers of the younger generation. The author of four films: Patrzę na ciebie, Marysiu (I’m looking at you, Mary), 1999; Przemiany (Changes), 2003; Nieruchomy poruszyciel (Unmoved Mover), 2007; Gli Italiani, 2011, shown and awarded at festivals around the world, and many television spectacles. Barczyk made films which provoked controversy among the spectators and film critics. His work is characterized by aesthetic clarity, boldness of manners, a strong emotional amplitude and nonstandard narrative and formal solutions. Barczyk realized both genre films and narrative experimental forms. INFLUENCE, made by him is a film that combines elements of the genre, strong emotions and postmodern self-irony.

Since October 2011 Łukasz Barczyk is general director of the oldest Polish film studio – working since 1955 KADR Film Studio, which produced over 130 films of Polish cinema history.

Production Credits

PRODUCER ŁUKASZ BARCZYK

PRODUCER MACIEJ SZWARC

EXECUTIVE PRODUCENT JOLANTA TOBOTA

PRODUCER ASSISTANT KADR JUSTYNA HAN

PRODUCER ASSISTANT FILM-ART KAROLINA KOŃCZAL

PRODUCER ASSISTANT FILM-ART JOANNA SZURKA

PRESS SPOKESMAN MARIA PUŁASKA

ACCOUNTANT FILM-ART MAŁGORZATA SZKUDLARCZYK-ROSIAK

DIRECTOR ŁUKASZ BARCZYK

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Initiative

INFLUENCE is produced on the initiative of the Marshal of Wielkopolska - Marek Woźniak, who ordered the Film-Art Film Institution, subordinate unit of Wielkopolska government, to produce a movie on 95th anniversary of Wielkopolska Uprising.