Face to Face
director
Maja Kleczewska
premiere
19 March 2021
running time
170 min
stage
scena duża
UPCOMING SHOWS
Fri 23 September
hour 19.00
Sat 24 September
hour 19.00
Sun 25 September
hour 17.00
Tue 27 September
hour 19.00

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CAST
KAROLINA ADAMCZYK
KAROLINA ADAMCZYK
Karin
ALEKSANDRA BOŻEK
ALEKSANDRA BOŻEK
Estera
MICHAŁ JARMICKI
MICHAŁ JARMICKI
Johan (dziadek)
EZRA KOS
EZRA KOS
guest
młody Bergman
DAMIAN  KWIATKOWSKI
DAMIAN KWIATKOWSKI
Wankel, Mikael, Gwałciciel, Demon
DAGMARA MROWIEC-MATUSZAK
DAGMARA MROWIEC-MATUSZAK
Agnes/Maria
ARKADIUSZ PYĆ
ARKADIUSZ PYĆ
guest
gość
MARIA ROBASZKIEWICZ
MARIA ROBASZKIEWICZ
Marianna (babcia)
PIOTR STRAMOWSKI
PIOTR STRAMOWSKI
Tomasz
MICHAŁ SURÓWKA
MICHAŁ SURÓWKA
Gwałciciel 2
JULIAN ŚWIEŻEWSKI
JULIAN ŚWIEŻEWSKI
Bergman
MAŁGORZATA WITKOWSKA
MAŁGORZATA WITKOWSKA
Charlotta (matka)
MICHALINA ŻEMŁA
MICHALINA ŻEMŁA
guest
Weronika

CREATIVES

director – Maja Kleczewska

dramaturgy – Łukasz Chotkowski

script – Łukasz Chotkowski, Maja Kleczewska

set design – Zbigniew Libera

costumes – Konrad Parol

music – Cezary Duchnowski

lighting director – Piotr Pieczyński

video – Kacper Fertacz

editing – Alan Zejer

producer, director's assistant – Michalina Żemła
video live – Klaudia Kęska
director's assistant – Olga Ciężkowska, Patrycja Wysokińska
camera operator – Łukasz Nadwodny
stage manager – Iza Stolarska/Hanna Gruszczyńska
 

sound on a film set – Jan Moszumański

focus puller, cameraman's assistant – Maciej Berski

lighting on a film set – Jakub Gamdzyk (master), Kamil Andryszczyk, Bartosz Baprawski

 

cast – Karolina Adamczyk, Aleksandra Bożek, Michał Jarmicki, Ezra Kos, Damian Kwiatkowski, Dagmara Mrowiec-Matuszak, Arkadiusz Pyć, Maria Robaszkiewicz, Piotr Stramowski, Michał Surówka, Julian Świeżewski, Małgorzata Witkowska, Michalina Żemła

 

supernumerary – Robert Dobak 

 

additional cast in films – Anna Dzieduszycka, Krzysztof Nagnajewicz, Krzysztof Lach 

 

SYNOPSIS

Ingmar Bergman focused on exploring the inside of the human psyche in an extreme situation in his art. He focused on people isolated from the outside world. His characters were locked on an “island” – family relations, countries in a state of emergency.

 

Locked within four walls, we test our bonds with others. We look at the relations through a magnifying glass, those relations that we were fleeing from in the everyday affairs. Does a mandatory confrontation with the other person and with yourself lead to insight? To madness? Will we see each other “Through a Glass Darkly”? Will we have the courage to stand with ourselves and the final judge face to face?

 

Bergman is a guide in the “quarantine” time – of lockdowns, isolation, insight, and confrontation. He guides us through the process of change. The intimate process of transformation and re-evaluation.

And death.

 

More and more we feel that the time of death has come. A death that cannot be understood, mourned, comprehended. Whether we want it or not, death needs representation, that is why we have art 

– film, theatre, literature, visual arts – so that through representation we do not let in the traumatic, unexpressed transcription of fear.

 

An artist is still looking for the language to tame the untameable. Art keeps on trying to overtake reality. This is the role of art. To try.

 

[Maja Kleczewska, Łukasz Chotkowski]

 

 

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Opening night in Warsaw, Teatr Powszechny: the 19th of March 2021

Opening night in Bydgoszcz, Teatr Polski: 4 September 2021

 

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Coproduction: Teatr Powszechny in Warsaw and Teatr Polski in Bydgoszcz.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The license to exhibit the work was issued by the ZAiKS Authors' Association. Issue in agreement with Josef Weinberger Limited, London with permission from the Ingmar Bergman Foundation.

 

www.ingmarbergman.se

 

 

 

 

 

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