I WANT (NO) REALITY. NEEDCOMPANY ON LIFE AND ART
„I Want (No) Reality. Needcompany on Life and Art” is a personal story from a young Polish filmmaker Ana Brzezińska about the necessity of art, the price you have to pay for it & the search for the long forgotten secret of having a good life. A sensual and entertaining glimpse at a 5-year relationship of the director with a unique international theater ensemble Needcompany – a group of people dedicated to following their own vision of reality & willing to take all the risks and consequences it's going to take. Their story dates back to 1980s when in Belgium, a country embodying the very idea of European integration and yet being torn by its own internal divisions, a visual artist Jan Lauwers decided to create a non-commercial theater company. His sought a way to tell stories that one cannot tell alone, and a form which was not meant for sale. Together with a choreographer Grace Ellen Barkey he managed to create an international, multicultural creative melting pot. Today, Needcompany is one of the most popular & groundbreaking companies in Europe, defining new standards in theater and performative arts. We believe that there is a reason behind their success, perhaps more important than mere artistic efficiency. We share the belief that without love, trust and courage to face the unknown, every human activity becomes vain.
FILM REPRESENTED BY KRAKOW FILM FOUNDATION
- RUNNING TIME:
- Ana Brzezińska
- Ana Brzezińska
- Karol Jurga, Piotr Tokarski
- Agnieszka Glińska
- Yeti Films, Narodowe Centrum Kultury, Needcompany, Galeria kordegarda
Born in 1983 in Warsaw. Director and translator. Graduate of the Drama Directing Department of the Polish Academy for Dramatic Arts in Cracow. Formerly a student of the MISH Collegium and the inter-academy Artes Liberales Institute. Currently working as an independent filmmaker and stage director. Her works has been published in ‘Didaskalia’, ‘Kultura Liberalna’ and ‘Dwutygodnik’ cultural magazines. During her stage directing studies she was an assistant to such artists as Krystian Lupa, Paweł Miskiewicz and Peter Greenaway. After her graduation she has been working as an editor and a producer for the TVN24 news station. Her debut theatrical work was a multimedia show „We are oh so Lucky" (2009) realized in cooperation with a performative duo Harakiri Farmers, currently presented at local and European international theatrical festivals. In 2009 Jan Lauwers commissioned her to direct a four part video series screened e.g. at the the international exhibition "The Tragedy of the Applause", Roubaix, France. Since 2009 she has been working on a mid-length documentary about the work of Jan Lauwers & the Needcompany, produced by Yeti Films. Her next stage drama based on a novel “Lata Walk Ulicznych” by Michal Zygmunt premiered in autumn 2010 at the Teatr Dramatyczny, Warszawa. She is a co-founder of the HOBO Art Foundation – a non-commercial organization for the support of the development of performative and visual arts.