Venice

Wenecja, 2010, 110 min.

Venice (2010)
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Awards

2011
Hefei Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival, China
Audience Award

Cleveland International Film Festival
Special Jury Distinction for Arthur Reinhart

Polish Eagle Award 2011
Best Cinematography for Arthur Reinhart,
Best Art Director for Joanna Macha,
Best Costumes for Malgorzata Zacharska,
Best Sound for Jacek Hamela

2010
Montreal World Film Festival
Best Artistic Contribution Award

Camerimage Festival
Golden Frog Award for Arthur Reinhart

Gdynia Polish Film Festival
Best Acting Debut Award for Marcin Walewski

Production
Director Jan Jakub Kolski
Screenplay Jan Jakub Kolski
Cinematography Arthur Reinhart
Music Dariusz Gorniok
Art Director Joanna Macha
Producer Michal Kwiecinski
Cast
Marek Marcin Walewski
Joanna, Marcin’s Mother Magdalena Cielecka
Weronika, Joanna’s Sister Grazyna Blecka-kolska
Marek’s Grandmother Teresa Budzisz-krzyzanowska
Roman, Marek’s Father Mariusz Bonaszewski
Barbara, Joanna’s Sister Agnieszka Grochowska
Baginski Eryk Lubos
Young Monk Filip Plawiak
Story
Eleven-year-old Marek loves Venice. His family has gone to visit the city on water for generations. His great grandparents, his grandparents, his parents, even his 14-year-old brother Victor have made the pilgrimage. Marek knows the names of all the squares and streets of Venice by heart, but he has never actually seen his beloved city in person. Which is about to change. This summer his dream will come true; he will finally visit Venice… But this summer happens to be the summer of 1939. War with Germany looms and Marek’s father enters the army. Instead of St. Mark’s Square, Marek ends up with his mother in Zaleszczyki on the San, in the large villa of Aunt Veronica. But down in the flooded cellar of the mansion, Marek still has dreams. If he can’t go to Venice, Venice will come to him…