WORLD CHAMPION

POLISH TITLE: MISTRZ ŚWIATA

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The protagonist of this documentary is Jerzy Górski, a triathlete with a history whose motto is “I have always wanted to be the best, no matter what I do”. His story, which was already the subject of the feature film by Łukasz Palkowski „The Fastest”, acquires the virtue of a personal testimony of a sportsman and former drug addict. In Górski’s turbulent life, combating addiction and the ambition of achieving increasingly better sports results are two sides of the same coin – the ability to overcome your body barriers in order to get to the top.

GENRE:
documentary
COUNTRY:
Poland
RUNNING TIME:
65'
YEAR:
DIRECTING:
Kacper Lisowski
SCRIPT:
Kacper Lisowski
DOP:
Kacper Lisowski
EDITOR:
Kacper Lisowski, Piotr Waldemar Zajączkowski, Barbara Zapolska-Łodej
PRODUCTION:
Iron Films

Kacper Lisowski »

was born in Warsaw in 1972 is a holder of the Stanisław Wyspiański State Award for photography and a graduate of both the Cinematography Department of the Leon Schiller National Film, Television and Theatre School in Łódź and the Wajda School’s Development Lab programme. His cinematography debut came with Łukasz Barczyk’s I’m Looking at You, Mary (Patrzę na Ciebie, Marysiu), after which he worked as a camera operator and cinematographer, both in Poland and abroad, for a number of years. He has numerous documentaries to his credit, including Agnieszka Łukasiak’s Forgotten  (Bortglömda), Paweł Łoziński’s Chemo (Chemia), which won the Prix Europa for the Best Documentary in 2009 and Jerzy Śladkowski’s The Real End of the Cold War (Prawdziwy koniec zimnej wojny). He has also been working independently as a TV mini-series director  since 2007. "Father's day", made in frames of the Munk Studio’s 30 Minutes programme, marks his debut as a features director.
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