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SYNOPSIS

DIAGNOSIS is a journey into the depths of subconscious of a city formed by human beings. The inhabitants of this city undergo the sessions on the couch. Unlocked by formally trivial questions, they begin their journey into the depths of their own feelings and emotions towards the place where they live. The city itself is a starting point but, over time, conversations get more and more intimate. The scenes from life, reminiscences and highly emotional moments interlace with the subjectively perceived shots of the city. They are blending together, complementing and interacting with each other. The fears of the film characters, their desires and unfinished affairs become the narrative axis of the film by constituting a common fate.

THE TEAM

Director

Ewa Podgórska has graduated from the National Film School in Łódź (PWSFTviT) as well as University of Łódź majoring in film theory and journalism (MA Degree). She has also graduated from DOK PRO, a documentary program at Wajda School. Her short film LOVE was released on DVD with the best school films. Her debut, THE CHICKEN AND THE EGG, 26 min. doc. about difficult mother - daughter relationships had its world premiere on Festival Film de Femmes in Paris. Simultaneously, she published articles in the most important film magazines in Poland. She wrote a series of articles about working methods of documentary directors. She was a participant of Doc Lab Poland and Co-production Meeting in Leipzig in 2015. She has just finished her mid-length documentary SAILING IN THE DARK about blind sailors. She is passionate about psychology. 

Producer

Małgorzata Wabińska has graduated from the National Film School in Łódź (PWSFTviT) - MA Degree – Film & TV Production, Program for Creative Producers at Wajda School and Marketing Strategies at Warsaw School of Economics (SGH). She also finished National Music School (piano class). She has participated in EAVE Marketing, MAIA, EURODOC and Structural Constellations. She has experience as a production manager, sound-postproduction coordinator and producer, collaborated with production companies and with a variety of film festivals. She was also one of the creators of a cross-media project about the first postwar feature films studio in Poland. She’s a member of the Polish Filmmakers Association and Section of Young producers in the Polish Audiovisual Producers Chamber of Commerce (KIPA).

Cinematographer

Marek Kozakiewicz - Polish cinematographer based in Warsaw. His feature and documentary films were shown on festivals all over the world. He graduated in Cinematography at the National Film School in Lodz (PWSFTviT) as well as in Film Studies at the University of Lodz. He is the director of photography of the film THE UGLIEST CAR that had it’s world premiere at the 2017 IDFA Competition for Mid-Length Documentary and was awarded "The best Polish Film of 2017" on the 57th KRAKÓW FILM FESTIVAL. He also works in theaters as a video artist and lighting designer. He collaborates with acclaimed theatre and opera directors and designs light and video in the most important theaters in Poland (including the National Theatre in Warsaw).

Editing

Piasek & Wojcik - Bartłomiej Piasek and Piotr Wojcik graduated in Film Editing at National Film School in Łódź (PWSFTviT). Editors of dozen fiction short films and documentaries. They have been working as an editing team since 2015.They were awarded for the editing of the short fiction film TIME TO GO at the Koszalin Debut Film Festival 2017. The film was also nominated for Palme d’Or, in short fiction contest at the CANNES FILM FESTIVAL in 2017. Piotr Wojcik received The Minister's scholarship for outstanding artistic achievements in 2016. 

SOUND DESIGN & MUSIC

Marcin Lenarczyk / dj Lenar - composer, musician and film sound designer. He made sound for COMMUNION by Anna Zamecka, awarded the European Film Award in 2017. His music is a kind of sound collage created by looped and processed pieces of traditional, contemporary and concrete music. He is the author of the sound installation for the “Hotel Polonia. The Afterlife of Buildings” project, which won the main prize, GOLDEN LION, at the 11th INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE EXHIBITION in Venice. In 2016, he was nominated for the POLISH FILM ACADEMY AWARD for Best Sound for the film THE LURE. He’s the sound designer of, among others, 15 CORNERS OF THE WORLD, THE DOMINO EFFECT and ALL THESE SLEEPLESS NIGHTS, awarded at the SUNDANCE Film Festival.

MUSIC

Bartłomiej Tyciński  - a musician and multi-instrumentalist. The co-founder of such groups as Mitch and Mitch, Starzy Singers and Slalom, member of Alte Zachen, Warszawska Orkiestra Rozrywkowa, Der Father, Kwadratowi. One of the founders of Lado ABC cultural society, a place where many interesting independent artists meet. As a guitar player, the composer published numerous albums. He also writes music for film and theater.

SOUND

Anna Rok - graduated Documentary School in  Lussas,  France (Master II PRO 2014) and she obtained master degree of theatre studies at Warsaw State Academy MA 2013. She has been involved in  powerful documentaries like COMMUNION by Anna Zamecka, Locarno Critics week award 2016 or 15 CORNERS OF THE WORLD, by Zuza Solakiewicz which was awarded in Locarno 2014.
Piotr Pliszka - sound recordist and sound designer. He graduated from the Łódź University of Technology. He cooperates with National Film School in Łódź (PWSFTviT). He has worked with such directors as Jan Jakub Kolski and Jagoda Szelc.

PICTURE POSTPRODUCTION

FIXAFILM is a boutique postproduction studio in Warsaw highly regarded by the Polish and foreign clients. The company has built its reputation through aestetic attentiveness, technical excellence, creativity and trust on delivering world class work. The collaborative approach to every project keeps the clients' needs at the core of everything we do. Fixafilm provides on-set data managment, editing, color grading, vfx, online, mastering, conversions, film restoration and archiving.

CO-PRODUCERS, CO-FINANCIERS & PARTNERS
HISTORY OF THE PROJECT

2015
Doc Lab Poland / Honorable Mention at Kraków Film Festival
Co-production Meeting / DOK Leipzig
DOK Incubator / observer project at one session in Slovakia
2016
Eurodoc
Docu Talents from the East / Karlovy Vary
2017
New Horizons' Polish Days Goes to Cannes at Cannes Film Festival (work-in-progress section) 

STILLS