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LA MONTAGNE MAGIQUE / The Magic Mountain

LA MONTAGNE MAGIQUE / The Magic Mountain

This film describes the adventures of Polish photographer and mountaineer Adam J. Winkler (1937 – 2002), who fought against the Soviets in Afghanistan on the side of the mujahedin. The narrative, created using combined techniques involving actors and, for the most part, animation, is conceived as a dialogue between Winkler and his daughter Ania. Visually, the work is built up around Winkler’s photographs and naivistic drawings, which are graphically modified in various styles: sometimes merely as sketches, at other times in eye-catching gouache or watercolor, elsewhere via artistically treated and animated sequences. (Eva Zaoralová, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival)

ANCA DAMIAN, born in 1962, is an award-winning Romanian animation film artist, producer, and scriptwriter. Her credits include several internationally acclaimed feature and short films, including the award-winning global hit Crulic – The Path to Beyond. CROSSING EUROPE honored Damian’s extensive oeuvre with its Tribute in 2012. // Films (selection): Întâlniri încrucișate (Crossing Dates, 2008; CE’12), Crulic – drumul spre dincolo (Crulic – The Path to Beyond, 2011; CE’12), O vară foarte instabilă (A Very Unsettled Summer, 2013), La montagne magique (The Magic Mountain, 2015)

European Panorama Documentary 2016

ANCA DAMIAN

Romania / France / Poland 2015
DCP / color
86 minutes
OmeU

Screenplay
Sound
Frédéric Théry, Sebastian Wlodarczyk
Music
Alexander Balanescu
Cast
Christophe Miossec, Lizzie Brochère
Producers
Anca Damian (Aparte Film, RO), Guillaume de Seille, Bénédicte Thomas (Arizona Production, FR), Joanna Ronikier, Włodzimierz Matuszewski (Filmograf, PL), Studio Miniatur Filmowych (PL), Studio Video Art (RO),Krakow Festival Office (PL), Telewizja Polska

Trailer
Website

Production

Aparte Film
Cãlãra.ilor 165
030614 Bucharest, Romania
office@apartefilm.net
www.apartefilm.net
World Sales

Arizona Productions
5 boulevard Barbès
75018 Paris, France
contact@arizonafilms.net
www.arizonafilms.net

Animation: Theodore Ushev, Sergiu Negulici, Raluca Popa, Dan Panaitescu and Tomek Ducki

Festivals

Pascale Ramonda
91 rue de Ménilmontant
75020 Paris, France
pascale@pascaleramonda.com
www.pascaleramonda.com

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2015

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere