Friday 26.05.17, 19:00
Genre Boundaries: Documentary and Fiction (Lectures)

Director of the movie ‘All these sleepless nights’ Michal Marczak about the boundaries between documentary and narrative films 










English (with translation into Russian)

The lecture will be held by movie director Michal Marczak, whose new film ‘All These Sleepless Nights’ received the Directing Award: World Cinema Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival and became the opening film at Beat Film Festival this year.

Marczak has studied at the California Institute of Arts and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan. He filmed Russian border guards in Siberia and became world famous after releasing his film "Fuck for Forest" about eco-activists who have shot homemade porn for the sake of saving forests of Amazonia. Marczak worked with the British company Pulse Films and did 30-second videos for Radiohead. After ‘All these sleepless nights’ he became one of the most interesting young European directors working at the junction of narrative and documentary. ‘All these Sleepless nights’ is a fiction film in which real young people and friends of Marczak portray themselves against the backdrop of a bustling Warsaw nightlife, which American critics have already called ‘a film that Terrence Malick was trying to shoot for the last days.

At his lecture in the courtyard of Strelka Institute Michal Marczak will talk about the border between documentary and fiction films, and how to film your own friends, while the movie script takes only eight pages.

The lecture will be held in English with simultaneous translation into Russian with the support of the Polish culture center in Moscow.