Jacob Mendez
Jacob Mendez

“Imago” the opening film of the Script Fiesta film festival. The creators will meet the viewers

“Imago” is the second full-length film Olga Chajdas, winner of awards including: at the International Film Festival in Rotterdam, Camerimage, the Polish Feature Film Festival in Gdynia, the Polish Film Award Orzeł and nomination for Polityka's Passports.

The film had its world premiere in the Proxima competition, which is part of the Karlovy Vary Film Festival and focuses on presenting new voices in world cinema. “Imago” It was well received by viewers and critics, who awarded it the FIPRESCI Award. In Poland, the film won the Silver Lion at the Polish Feature Film Festival in Gdynia.

“Imago” is a multidimensional, post-punk psychological drama about a young woman craving life amid the grayness of the Polish People's Republic. It is a story about otherness, the desire for freedom, and maladjustment to the surroundings. About sex, youth and meditation. Above all, however, it is about the deep and unobvious bond between mother and daughter. The story begins in Tricity in 1987 and ends two years later, after the first free elections in Poland. Its background is the rebellious Tri-City music scene of the late 1980s, a cultural and social phenomenon of that period and an announcement of revolutionary changes in Poland. “Imago” it is a strong and loud cinema with various shades of transformation and a portrait of a woman that has never been seen before in Polish cinema.

She played the main role Lena Góra (including “Roving Woman”), who is also the co-author of the script for the film, the music was written by Polish musician Andrzej Smolik, and the cinematographer is Tomasz Naumiuk. For the role of Eli in “Imago” Lena Góra received an award for the best leading female role at the Polish Feature Film Festival in Gdynia, and was also nominated for this year's Eagles in the Best Female Leading Role category. The actress was also nominated for the Award in 2023. Zbyszek Cybulski.

The 12th edition of the Script Fiesta Film Festival will take place on April 18-21 and will include four days of film screenings, discussion panels and workshops, as well as two screenplay competitions.

In the chapter competition for a script of a film made the following guests: Nobel laureate Olga Tokarczuk, Oscar nominees Jerzy Skolimowski and Maciej Ślesicki, Berlinale winner Małgorzata Szumowska and this year's winner of the Golden Lions and the Polityka Passport – Paweł Maślona. However, the laureate or laureate competition for the series concept will be selected by a jury composed of: Juliusz Machulski, Michał Kwieciński and Kalina Aladrukińska.

Panels scheduled during the festival will discuss important topics discussed in Poland, such as: LGBT+ heroes, scenarios about abortion or refugees. High-class specialists will answer questions about how to describe difficult stories? How to talk about important and current issues? There will also be talks about scripts devoted to bold interpretations of the past, working through the experience of illness, as well as good practices in cooperation between screenwriters and producers.

The festival guests will include: Natasza Parzymies, Ilona Łepkowska, Marianna Zydek, Olga Bołądź, Krzysztof Gureczny, Gabriela Łazarkiewicz-Sieczko, Kinga Dębska and Piotr Domalewski.

The special guest of the event will be Philip LaZebnik, author of scripts for famous animated films such as: “Pocahontas”Mulan”, “Prince of Egypt” and “The road to El Dorado”. Masterclass with Philip LaZebnik will take place on April 18 – the meeting partner is Młode Horyzonty Industry.

The organizer of the event is the Warsaw Film School. All meetings and shows will take place in Warsaw's Kino Elektronik and WSF buildings.