PARS PRO TOTO
After the death of his wife and his only son, an aging painter cuts himself off from the world and from people and attempts to exist in his empty flat. The only company he has in his horrific loneliness are the recordings of his loved ones which he watches during the sleepless
nights. The witnesses to his struggles are the figures in his paintings, 'gazing' at him from every wall. He strives to return to a normal way of life. A health problem forces him to accept help he has no desire from a young physiotherapist. She turns out to be as lonely as he is. The touch of the brush on a canvas and a body healed by touch are two sides of a process which gives both of them hope.
- RUNNING TIME:
- Katarzyna Łęcka
- Paweł Dobrzycki, Katarzyna Łęcka
- Tomasz Woźniczka, Witold Płóciennik
- Łukasz Pieprzyk
- TVN, Studio Munka, Wajda Studio, Coloroffon, Halo Productions
She began her career in the arts as an actress in Krystian Lupa's ensemble at the National Old Theatre in Krakow, going on to explore the mysteries of directing by assisting a number of distinguished practitioners. She has developed her own, original programme for the students in the Acting Department at the Academy of Dramatic Art , where she focus on teaching physical awareness and relaxation techniques.
She combines the skill of working with actors which she developed in the theatre with her filmmaking skills to create evocative images brimming with emotion. She was spotted by Agnieszka Holland during an assessment of film projects at the Polish Film Institute and by Paweł Pawlikowski, who mentored her short film debut, „Pars Pro Toto”.