7 x Moscow - Piotr Stasik
Moscow seen in seven long takes. A table full of food set in an empty square, a wide street during rush hour, an escalator, some old woman's apartment in a block of flats, interior of an orthodox church, a newly married couple posing for a photograph. The spots in which the camera was placed were not chosen by chance: they represent characteristic places of the Russian capital. With each next take we go deeper into the city's fabric and discover its genius loci. Piotr Stasik's documentary could be compared to poetry with no words.
The film was realized as part of the cycle "Russia - Poland. New Gaze" / Rosja - Polska. Nowe spojrzenie" organized by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute and Eureka Media.
"In Stasik's film we see the modern 'living paintings', in which people are reduced to a single mechanical gesture. Newlyweds posing for a photograph with a pigeon. An old woman with eyes riveted on the television - when the TV stops, it is as though her life doe as well." (Tadeusz Sobolewski, "Gazeta Wyborcza")
- 7 x Moskwa / 7 x Moscow, Poland, 2005. Director, screenplay and editing: Piotr Stasik.Cinematography: Piotr Rosołowski. Sound: Anatolij Tiurikow. Producer: Krzysztof Kopczyński. Production: Eureka Media, Telewizja Polska, colour, 18 min.
- Golden Bunch award in the documentary category to the Paladino group, responsible for the film, at the Lubuskie Film Summer in Łagów, 2006;
- Award of the Chairperson of TVP to Piotr Rosołowski for cinematography in the national competition of the Cracow Film Festival, 2006.
Source: the catalogue "Young Polish Cinema", published by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, June 2007