Die Apokalypse

Michał Borczuch | Poland


The young Polish director Michał Borczuch and the scriptwriter Tomasz Śpiewak have devised the image of a broken Europe, which has failed to solve its current problems. In anticipation of the apocalypse, we find ourselves on a beach; there is neither sand nor water, nothing but a faded horizon; we meet homeless people and boat people, Pier Paolo Pasolini and Oriana Fallaci. The film director sees the catastrophe that social coordination will cause, and the journalist and writer fears the outsiders, the foreigners who are flooding into Europe. Between the two is the photographer and Pulitzer Prize winner Kevin Carter with the protagonists of his infamous photo – a vulture waiting to feed on a starving toddler. The figures are united by impending death and their final dialogue generates a fusion of past and present, documentation and fiction, intellect and emotion.


Regie Michał Borczuch | Text und Dramaturgie Tomasz Śpiewak | Szenografie und Kostüm Dorota Nawrot | Lichtdesign Katarzyna Łuszczyk | Musik Bartosz Dziadosz «Pleq» | Mit Bartosz Gelner, Sebastian Łach, Ewelina Żak, Piotr Polak, Jacek Poniedziałek, Halina Rasiakówna, Krzysztof Zarzecki | Übersetzung Agnieszka Grzybkowska


Das Gastspiel wird unterstützt von Instytut Adama Mickiewicza.