THE MAN WHO MADE ANGELS FLY

POLISH TITLE: MARIONETISTA

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To touch endlessness, to feel immortality, to stop time these were always man’s eternal dreams. What is the dream of a marionette? To live even if just for one moment?  Michael is introducing us to the world of his theatre and with his gentle moves he is bringing it to life for the last time…for the last time he is catching the magnificent essence of the European culture and history. Michael  Meschke is one of these people; he is one of the greatest living marionette masters in the world, man with all his memories, creations an of the past, secrets and forgotten dreams.

Theatre is not only his workshop it’s his life. His marionettes are not only part of the theatre; they are becoming the reflections of human beings. And when Michael cannot give them his voice anymore, others will help him to bring in life into marionettes; to give them real voice like Irene Jacob, Jeanne Moreau, Michaela Meshke, Arne, Horche and others, those who are still alive and those who are long forgotten and those who will continue. Michael’s life is a celebration of sort of immortality and perseverance.

FILM REPRESENTED BY KRAKOW FILM FOUNDATION

GENRE:
documentary
COUNTRY:
Poland, Great Britain, France, Sweden
RUNNING TIME:
70'
YEAR:
DIRECTING:
Wiktoria Szymańska
SCRIPT:
Wiktoria Szymańska
DOP:
Wojciech Staroń
EDITOR:
Wiktoria Szymańska, Emma Baude
MUSIC:
Florencia di Concillo
PRODUCTION:
Les Films du Balibari, Luna W.

Wiktoria Szymańska »

She was born in Gdańsk. She graduated from Literature Faculty of St. Andrews University. She also has a diploma in anthropology. After graduation, she lives in the USA and Mexico. In 2004–2005, she studied at the Art and Movie Faculty of the Paris Sorbonne. She has been cooperating with ARTE TV, AVRO, BBC4 and TVP since 2006. The Themerson & Themerson film is her debut.