On July 27th, during the official press conference, the program of the 74th Venice International Film Festival was announced. Polish film "The Prince and the Dybbuk" by Elwira Niewiera and Piotr Rosołowski was selected for the VENICE CLASSICS - Documentary on Cinema competition section.

Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica di Venezia, also known as the Venice Film Festival, is an international film festival which is considered the oldest film event in the world. The Festival was launched in 1932 by the Count Giuseppe Volpi di Misurata as Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica. Nowadays the Festival is a part of the Venice Biennale.

In the Festival program this year one can find a Polish documentary "The Prince and the Dybbuk" by Elwira Niewiera and Piotr Rosołowski. The film will be presented in the VENICE CLASSICS section and compete for the Best Documentary on Cinema award.

"The Prince and the Dybbuk" is a documentary journey following the story of Michał Waszyński, a unique filmmaker who was constantly shifting his identity to run away from the ghosts of intolerance.

Who really was Prince Michał Waszyński? A prodigy of cinema, a cunning impostor or a man who was constantly mistaking film illusion for reality? "The Prince and the Dybbuk" is a cinematic journey on the trail of Michał Waszyński, filmmaker and human chameleon, who in flight from the spirit of intolerance continually changed his identity, rejecting his Jewish origins and hiding homosexuality.

People responsible for the production are Małgorzata Zacharko (Film Art Production), Matthias Miegel (Kundschafter Filmproduktion GmbH Berlin) and Ann Carolin Renninger (zero one film GmbH, Berlin).

The project was presented at the Nordisk Panorama and IDFA Forum and also pitched at DOCS TO GO!  at KFF Industry during the 57th Krakow Film Festival.

The 74th Venice International Film Festival will run from August 30th to September 9th. More information is available here.