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Szamanka

A Feature film by Andrzej Zulawski

Produced by Compagnie des Films

Release in France : 19/03/1997

    Synopsis

    "Szamanka" is an intense love story between a young female student from provincial Poland and an ambitious anthropologist who has just found the two-thousand-year-old body of a shaman in the Warsaw marshes. This discovery changes his life and has violent, brutal and surprising repercussions on his affair with th young woman, known as "the Italian girl". The exploration of the senses, eroticism and passionate love will shatter Michel's convictions and lead him over the edge...

    Actors (3)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Compagnie des Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    STUDIOCANAL

    Foreign production companies :

    Visa Film International, Film+, Canal+ Cyfrowy, Alhena Films, SA

    French distribution :

    Compagnie des Films

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    Subject

    Some homecomings signify a renaissance. Like Zulawski's to Poland ! The country suits his provocative genius that seems to gain a new lease of life from the vacuity of a city like Warsaw. One can sense Poland caught up in the chaos. The people struggle to survive, furiously and with exceptional vitality, always on the verge of tragedy. Zulawski's return to Poland is marked by rare encounters. With Manuela Gretkowska, the screenwriter, a renowned young female writer, tuned in to the changes in Polish society and whose extreme love story "Szamanka" drew Zulawski like a magnet. Another immediate attraction was that of the director and Iwona Petry. This girl has an angelic beauty that equals the purity of the devil placed on Andrzej's path. A girl ready to offer everything and risk everything, the way Zulawski likes them. And finally, the reunion of a major filmmaker with his compatriots. Despite the controversy, despite the single screenings late at night, 400,000 viewers in Poland have already experienced the shock therapy of "Szamanka". (Jacky Ouakine, producer)

    Full credits (8)

    Executive Producer :

    Jacky Ouaknine

    Director of Photography :

    Andrzej Jaroszewicz

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Robert Schlockoff

    Music Composer :

    Andrzej Korzynski

    Screenwriter :

    Manuela Gretkowska

    Sound Recordist :

    Piotr Knop

    Production Designer :

    Tomasz Kowalski

    Costume designer :

    Magdalena Teslawska-Biernawska

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Psychological drama

    Production language :

    Polish

    Coproducer countries :

    Poland, Switzerland

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Majority French (Poland, Switzerland)

    Production year :

    1996

    French release :

    19/03/1997

    Runtime :

    1 h 50 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    88.037

    Visa issue date :

    17/03/1997

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Audio format :

    Dolby SR

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    Festival Selections (2)

    CPH PIX - 2011

    CPH PIX (Denmark, 2011)

    Selection


    Venice International Film Festival  - 1996

    Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 1996)

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