THE PRINCE AND THE DYBBUK
DCP/ HD I 82′ I Documentary
DIRECTING & SCRIPT
Elwira Niewiera & Piotr Rosołowski
Małgorzata Zacharko (Film Art Production, Poland)
Matthias Miegel (Kundschafter Filmproduktion, Germany )
Ann Carolin Renninger (zero one film, Germany)
National Film Archive – Audiovisual Institute
Adam Mickiewicz Institute
WITH FINANCIAL SUPPORT FROM
Polish Film Institute
Polish-German Film Fund
Film Art Production
A company founded in 2008 by Małgorzata Zacharko, located in Cracow, found its place on field of Polish-German cooperation. Produces and co-produces feature films and documentaries, provides production service in Poland (“The Wonderful World of Laundry” by Hans Christian Schmid, “And Along Come Tourists” by Robert Thalheim, “Poland’s Easter” by Jakob Ziemnicki, “Bittere Kirschen” by Didi Danquart or “Agnieszka” by Tomasz Rudzik, as well as the crime drama TV series “Im Angesicht des Verbrechens” by Dominik Graf or “Der Usedom Krimi” for the German TV channel Das Erste. Company’s own productions: feature documentary “The Prince and the Dybbuk” directed by Elwira Niewiera and Piotr Rosołowski (Venice Classics Award for Best Documentary on Cinema at the Venice Film Festival, 2017), documentary “Matecznik”/”No longer our homeland” directed by Kristof Gerega.
Kundschafter Filmproduktion was founded in August 2011 in Berlin. lts owners and managers Andreas Banz, Dirk Engelhardt, Matthias Miegel and Robert Thalheim studied together at Filmschool in Potsdam-Babelsberg. The basis of this cooperation is a mutual interest in observing social developments and their translation in a realistic cinematic language that catches the audience with humour and honesty. This indcludes Documentaries as well as Feature Films.
zero one film
is an independent production company based in Berlin, producing cinema and television documentaries as well as art house fiction for the German and International market.
Over the past 20 years the company produced more than 80 documentaries, documentary television series and feature films. Many of them won international awards, among these “West” by Christian Schwochow, “More than Honey” by Markus lmhoof, “The Flat” by Arnon Goldfinger, “Gerhard Richter Painting” by Corinna Belz, “Black Box Germany” by Andres Veiel, “Domino Effect” by Elwira Niewiera & Piotr Rosołowski or “Echoes of Home” by Stefan Schwietert. The collaboration with Aleksandr Sokurov on films like “Moloch” or “Father and Son” was highly acclaimed and awarded in Cannes. With “24h Berlin” (2009, director Volker Heise) zero one film broke new grounds, provoking broadcasters to cast aside the traditional slot structure for the duration of 24h allowing for a so far unprecedented 24 hours documentary. With “24h Jerusalem” zero one film created a follow-up of the award winning format.