Berlin Diaries (Work in Progress)
“The film of tomorrow appears to me as even more personal than an individual and autobiographical novel, like a confession, or a diary.” (François Truffaut)
“I am shooting a kind of diary. I am trying not to be egocentric, it's more about my conversation with people living here, my perspective on being in a totally new place without any connections. If the film is a language, you should simply fucking use it every day, regardless if you have the money or the approval from someone or not. I was never shooting my daily life as I thought it's too banal and not interesting, but as I changed environment, and I feel like a stranger and like a spectator, I am trying to document that moment in my life. It's gonna be a work in progress forever.” (Przemysław Wojcieszek)
PRZEMYSŁAW WOJCIESZEK, born 1974 in Poland, is a film and theater director and screenwriter. He studied journalism and Polish literature in Wrocław and Kraków before writing the script for Witold Adamek's film Monday in 1998. In 1999 Wojcieszek debuted as a filmmaker with KILL THEM ALL. LOUDER THAN BOMBS was presented at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and was screened at the 2002 Slamdance Film Festival in Utah. By 2004 he had already begun working in theater. MADE IN POLAND marked Wojcieszek's debut both as a playwright and as a theatrical director. THE PERFECT AFTERNOON was shown in the Forum section of Berlinale and the New York Polish Film Festival in 2006. The Berlinale Forum also presented Wojcieszek's MADE IN POLAND and SECRET in 2010 and 2012 respectively. Przemysław Wojcieszek is a leading representative of Polish independent cinema.
Digital / color
Approx. 50 minutes
- Przemysław Wojcieszek