Zbigniew Libera's new film Walser will be shot in Slovenia in autumn. Subscribing to science-fiction styles, it will feature Krzysztof Stroiński in the main role.
Zbigniew Libera, photo: Wlodzimierz Wasyluk
Early September marks the start of filming Zbigniew Libera’s new project, Walser. It will feature the artist's renowned piece Lego. Obóz koncentracyjny / Lego: Concentration Camp, and stars Krzysztof Stroiński.
The screenplay fo Zbigniew Libera’s new film Walser was written in collaboration with Grzegorz Jankowicz. It takes place in the future, in a world where bearing children is no longer a possibility. An ageing society is faced with the reality of only having resources to help those individuals who have reached a maximum of biological and intellectual development.
Libera’s project was still under the working title Popołudnie w barze Ozon / An Afternoon at the Ozone Bar in 2011, when it won the first edition of the Film Awards organised by the Polish Film Institute, the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw and the Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film and Directing. The annual competition is organised to help support production of experimental films, and encourages submissions to tread the line between visual arts and cinema. (Anna Molska was winner of the 2012 competition.)
The script of Libera’s project was the result of his work at the annual fiction programme Rehearsal Studio at the Wajda School. The artist says:
Action in the film will take place in a small space, so a lot of things will be happening within the frame of the image. This approach is common in science fiction. I wish it could be shown in both cinemas and museums.
Filming for Walser is scheduled to take one month, beginning on the 1st of September, and is set in Slovenia. The director of photography is Adam Sikora and Robert Piotrowicz will compose the music. Walser will feature Krzysztof Stroiński in the main role, the actor known for his work in Pittbull and on the television series Daleko od szosy / Far from the Road. The film is produced through Filmpolis, by Agata Szymańska and Magdalena Kamińska. Supported by the Polish Film Institute and the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, it is scheduled for release in 2014.
Sources: portalfilmowy.pl, own materials, author: JN, 23/08/2013
Translation: SMG 26/08/2013