FIELD OF DOGS
directed by Lech Majewski
A visionary love story based on a contemporary reading of Dante.
Father ploughs a supermarket with oxen, the plough ripping up tiles. A girl in a bikini tempts the hero on the snowy slopes of the Matterhorn. A forest full of the dead and Niagara falling onto a cathedral altar. These are the visions of Adam, a poet who has lost his beloved one in a car crash. A national tragedy imposes on a personal one. It is 2010, a Biblical year for Poland with floods, fires, landslides and the catastrophe of the presidential plane being torn apart in mysterious circumstances along with the nation’s elite, 96 people on board. Adam gives up his job as a professor of literature to work at a supermarket checkout. Yet all he wants is to sleep, escaping from his painful reality. For him the only text to read in these hard times is Divine Comedy. And it is Dante’s masterpiece that brings back some meaning to Adam’s life...
DRAMA DCP/HD - 2014 - Poland - 101min
ORIGINAL TITLE PSIE POLE
CAST Michael Tatarek, Elzbieta Okupska, Karolina Korta
ORIGINAL LANGUAGE Polish
PRODUCED BY Angelus Silesius
Working in the U.S., Brazil, England, Poland, Germany, Lithuania, France and Italy, Lech Majewski builds his visions in his paintings, films, installations, novels, theatre and opera stagings. He studied at Academy of Fine Arts and graduated from the National Film School in Łódź.
His credits include such films as: The Knight, Prisoner of Rio, Gospel According to Harry, Basquiat, Wojaczek, Angelus, The Garden of the Earthly Delights, Glass Lips and The Mill & the Cross. His works has won many prestigious prizes. In 2006, The Museum of Modern Art in New York honored him with an individual retrospective entitled "Lech Majewski: Conjuring the Moving Image". His art work Blood of a Poet/Glass Lips took part in the 52nd Venice Biennale and his Retrospective that originated at MoMA travelled to the museums around the world. His latest videoart cycle Bruegel Suite premiered at the Louvre in February 2011 and was exhibited at the 54th Venice Biennale.
FESTIVALS / AWARDS
ALCHEMY FILM AND MOVING IMAGE FESTIVAL, SCOTLAND 2015
MONTREAL FILM FESTIVAL 2015
ISTANBUL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2015
MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2015
GYDNIA POLISH NATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2015 - Competition
KINOTEKA POLISH FILM FESTIVAL, UK 2015
COTTBUS FILM FESTIVAL 2015
ODESSA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2015
FILM FESTIVAL OASTENDE 2015
FILMFEST MÜNCHEN 2015
VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2014 - Cinema of Our Time section
STOCKFISH EUROPEAN FILM FESTIVAL IN REYKJAVIK 2014