Face to Face
director
Maja Kleczewska
premiere
19 March 2021
running time
170 min
stage
scena duża
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PREMIERE: 19.03.2021

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CAST
KAROLINA ADAMCZYK
KAROLINA ADAMCZYK
ALEKSANDRA BOŻEK
ALEKSANDRA BOŻEK
MICHAŁ JARMICKI
MICHAŁ JARMICKI
EZRA KOS
EZRA KOS
guest
DAMIAN  KWIATKOWSKI
DAMIAN KWIATKOWSKI
MATEUSZ ŁASOWSKI
MATEUSZ ŁASOWSKI
DAGMARA MROWIEC-MATUSZAK
DAGMARA MROWIEC-MATUSZAK
ARKADIUSZ PYĆ
ARKADIUSZ PYĆ
guest
MARIA ROBASZKIEWICZ
MARIA ROBASZKIEWICZ
PIOTR STRAMOWSKI
PIOTR STRAMOWSKI
MICHAŁ SURÓWKA
MICHAŁ SURÓWKA
JULIAN ŚWIEŻEWSKI
JULIAN ŚWIEŻEWSKI
MAŁGORZATA WITKOWSKA
MAŁGORZATA WITKOWSKA
MICHALINA ŻEMŁA
MICHALINA ŻEMŁA
guest

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: the 27th of March 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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