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Les États généraux du film documentaire 2012 Fragment of a filmmaker's work: Bogdan Dziworski Ski Scenes with Franz Klammer

Ski Scenes with Franz Klammer
Bogdan Dziworski, Zbigniew Rybczyński, Gerald Kargl
1980 - Pologne/Autriche - Couleur - 20'

A portrait of an Austrian skier-celebrity of the late seventies, Franz Klammer. Lumberjack scenes, images of big falls, leaping in the air in an opera house, diving: it’s a formally constructed work that departs from most norms of documentary cinema. Every scene in the film is artificial and staged and the film points comically to its own production in a burlesque scene of various takes of filming Franz Klammer on the snow. The whole film plays on the kitsch aspects of Austrian culture and concentrates less on trying to present a coherent reality than on the iconography surrounding the figure of Franz Klammer, which becomes nonetheless a highly expressive and idiosyncratic allegory.

Photography : Bogdan Dziworski, Zbigniew Rybczyński
Sound : Jan Freda, Zygmunt Nowak
Editing : Agnieszka Bojanowska
Production : Wytwórnia Filmów Oświatowych, Signal Film
Distribution : Wytwórnia Filmów Oświatowych (wfo@wfo.com.pl, +48 42 689 23 45)