Les États généraux du film documentaire 2012 Fragment of a filmmaker's work: Bogdan Dziworski Arena życia (Arena of Life)

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Arena życia (Arena of Life)
Bogdan Dziworski
1979 - Pologne - Couleur et Noir & Blanc - 20'

An unusual documentary film about the life of the circus. Bogdan Dziworski chooses to show a calm but penetrating observation of circus artists during performances and at leisure time than to plunge us into a spectacular and « felliniesque » vision of the circus as a baroque world. This serene phenomenology of the circus everyday life is built on the muffled soundscape, the sepia cinematography and the slow rhythm of the editing: ironically, in the end, a long shot filmed from a teeter-totter shows us the dreamlike reverse of this strange world.


Photography : Piotr Sobociński, Wit Dąbal, Krzysztof Ptak, Ryszard Lenczewski
Sound : Zygmunt Nowak, Jan Freda
Editing : Agnieszka Bojanowska
Production : Wytwórnia Filmów Oświatowych
Distribution : Wytwórnia Filmów Oświatowych (wfo@wfo.com.pl, +48 42 689 23 45)