Supernova

Directed by Andrzej Cichocki

Supernova is a short feature film discussing the mysteries of human life, which remain as unfathomable as the cosmic space.

The Director invited excellent actors to work with him in  Supernova. The film features performances by Andrzej Wichrowski – an actor in the Stefan Jaracz Theatre  in Łódź, winner of several-dozen awards for acting. In 2012, he was awarded the Brown Medal for Merit to Culture – Gloria Artis, and in 2013, the Silver Cross of Merit; Cezary Łukaszewicz – actor in Teatr Nowy in Poznań and the Polish Theatre in Wrocław; Ewelina Szostkowa – actress in Teatr Nowy im. Tadeusza Łomnickiego in Poznań, also popular for her role in Głód/Hunger by Marika Krajniewska, which was also filmed in Toruń.

Piwnice, near Toruń – The Astronomy Tradition

The film was shot in the Toruń Centre for Astronomy located in Piwnice, near Toruń. Scientists from the Centre for Astronomy of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń were consultants on the film.

In some shots in the film, one can see astronomical telescopes and a giant radio telescope, 32 meters in diameter.

Trivia

  • Film Director Andrzej Cichocki is from Grudziądz.
  • He graduated from the Krzysztof Kieślowski Faculty of the Radio and Television University of Silesia. The Shadow Forest, his previous short film, won numerous awards at several-dozen film festivals around the world.
  • The radio telescope shown in the film is the largest piece of apparatus of its kind in Central Europe.

Information on the film

Supernova

Poland 2015, 29′

Direction / Screenplay / Cinematography: Andrzej Cichocki

Music: Paweł Górniak, Marek Żebrowski

Producer: Jerzy Łukaszewicz

Produced by: the Krzysztof Kieślowski Faculty of the Radio and Television University of Silesia

Cast: Andrzej Wichrowski, Cezary Łukaszewicz, Ewelina Szostkowa, and others.

Selected Awards

The Lubuskie Film Summer – the Bronze Grape Award; the Gdynia Film Festival – nomination for participation in the Independent Film Competition; Tofifest IFF and the New Horizons IFF – nominations for participation in various competitions; the Sci-On! American Film Festival –   the Audience Award; the Reno Tahoe International Film Festival – nomination for participation in the NH competition;   The Young and Cinema Koszalin Debut Film Festival – nomination for participation in the Début Short Film Competition, and others.

Piwnice pod Toruniem

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