A photomontage of a woman in several different rooms of the same apartment, taken from HIGHRISE, a collaborative multimedia documentary project that examines life in huge high-rise towers in various suburban neighbourhoods around the world. Directed by Katerina Cizek in 2010.

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The Lost Town of Switez

Photo taken from production

Photo taken from production

Photo taken from production


Photo taken from production

Photo taken from production

Photo taken from production


Photo taken from production

Photo taken from production

Photo taken from production


Photo taken from production

Photo taken from production

Photo taken from production


Photo taken from production

Photo taken from production

Photo taken from production


Photo taken from production

Photo taken from production

Kamil Polak, director
Photo credit: Kamil Polak

Director
Kamil Polak

Producers
Stanislaw Dziedzic, Zbigniew Zmudzki, Kamil Polak, Eliza Oczkowska, Luc Toutounghi, Denis Friedman, Pawel Partyka, Marcin Lunkiewicz

Synopsis
In 19th-century Poland, a traveller loses his way in the forest one stormy night, then witnesses the last days of a medieval town under attack by ruthless warriors. Are the knights on galloping steeds and the hail of fiery arrows mere figments of his imagination? The Lost Town of Switez transports viewers into an apocalyptic fantasy world. But out of the horror of a massacre, the most delicate flowers bloom.

Screened at the 2011 Berlin International Film Festival, the film is based on an epic poem by renowned Polish writer Adam Mickiewicz. The grandiose tale is propelled by the music of Irina Bogdanovitch. Kamil Polak has used advanced computer-assisted animation techniques to create a rich visual universe inspired by religious iconography and Polish romantic painting.