POLAND

DOPOLNYENYE Suplement (The supplement)

2002 – 35mm – colore – 108′

 

Direction: Krzysztof Zanussi

Screenplay: Krzysztof Zanussi

Cinematography: Edward Klosinski

Editing:Wanda Zeman

Set design:Halina Dobrowolska

Music: Wojciech Kilar

Costumes: Jagna Janicka

Cast: Pawel Okraska, Monika Krzywkowska, Szymon Bobrowski, Karol Urbanski, Michal Sieczkowski, Pawel Kowalski, Tadeusz Bradecki

Producers: Krzysztof Zanussi, Iwona Ziulkowska-Okapiec, Wlodzimierz Niderhaus

Production: TOR Film, Wytwornia Filmow Dokumentarlnych I Fabularnych, Non Stop Film Service, Agencja Produkcji Filmowej

 

SYNOPSIS

Filip, a medicine student, is in the middle of an existential crisis: he does not want to chase after wealth like everybody else and is considering entering the seminary. His girlfriend Hanka, who spends her time studying and working as a costume designer for film and fashion shows, does not intend to interfere with his choices, but she has to ask herself whether she should shake Filip from his uncertainty and force him to face the hard reality of life.

 

CRITICAL NOTE

“Polish helmer Krzysztof Zanussi’s distinctive gift for blending life-and-death moral questions and the mundane rhythms of day-to-day life into provocative and intellectually satisfying drama is once again on triumphant display in Supplement, which spins off three characters from his tragically little-seen 2000 work Life as a Fatal Sexually Transmitted Disease (…). As in all his best films, these characters exist to be good-looking, emotionally sympathetic, articulate and inquisitive about the universe as they struggle to understand and then better themselves. Perfs are perfectly modulated with material and one another, as relative newcomers Okraska and Krzywkowska opt for methodical, endearing earnestness over the weary moral musings of wily old pro Zapasiewicz.” (Eddie Cockrell, Variety, 31 luglio 2002)

AWARDS

2003 Bangkok IFF – Competition

2002 Moscow IFF – Competition: Fipresci Award Special Mention