BROTHERS

POLISH TITLE: BRACIA

REPRESENTED BY KFF

Two brothers, who managed to escape Soviet work camp, are unable to escape from each other. They love but at the same time they hate each other. One of them is an artist and a dreamer, the other one – a pragmatic scientist. They are like fire and water. Throughout their lives they had to rely on each other: in the Stalinist work camp, in communist Russia and then, after repatriation, in capitalist Poland.

Their adventurous life consists of continuous adversities that, despite their arguments and quarrels, they are always able to overcome because they stick together. Their age – one of them is 80 and the other 83 years old – does not stand in a way. They are full of vigour and humour and they have lots of new, crazy ideas. The greatest dream of the painter is to organize a big exhibition of his works. It gets fulfilled when he exhibits his painting in European Parliament in Brussels. Meanwhile his house, with several thousands of his paintings, burns down. Will he be able to start his life once again?

GENRE:
documentary
COUNTRY:
Poland
RUNNING TIME:
68'
YEAR:
DIRECTING:
Wojciech Staroń
SCRIPT:
Wojciech Staroń
DOP:
Wojciech Staroń
EDITOR:
Wojciech Staroń, Zbigniew Osiński
PRODUCTION:
Staroń Film

Wojciech Staroń »

Born in 1973 in Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski. Graduate of the Cinematography Department of the Polish Film School in Lodz and of the Postgraduate Programme at the Institute of Developing Countries of Warsaw University. Cinematographer of many documentaries, feature films (among others Plac Zbawiciela / Saviour Square by Krzysztof Krauze) and TV shows. He is also professionally occupied with photography and has had a number of individual exhibitions, while his photographs have been awarded prizes in many competitions, for example the Grand Prix Europeen de la Photographie in Lille, 1991. In 2001-2003 he cooperated with the Centre National de Danse Contemporaine in Angers, where he worked on multimedia projections accompanying shows directed by Régis Obadia.