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"Oszołomienie" – freshly restored

2019/08/12

 Jerzy Sztwiertnia’s 1988 film "Oszołomienie" (Bewilderment) is set in Warsaw under occupation during the Second World War. The film tells the story of a married couple, Władysław and Jadzia Czerkanski – an actor and a dancer. The leading man finds himself in a quandary: should he give up professional acting, or agree to collaborate with the Nazi occupiers? The choice seems obvious until it becomes increasingly difficult for him to maintain his house and drug-addicted wife. Meanwhile, driven by withdrawal symptoms, Jadzia suffers no such dilemma, which leads to tragedy for the couple.

Fixafilm’s team had the pleasure of digitally restoring "Oszołomienie", and also colour-corrected and mastered the footage.

The restoration of "Oszołomienie" was commissioned by Zebra Film Studio as part of the project “Digital restoration and digitisation of Polish feature, documentary and animated films in order to ensure access via all platforms (cinema, television, Internet, mobile devices) and preserve Polish film heritage for future generations”, and was co-funded through the Operational Programme “Digital Poland for 2014–2020”, priority axis II: “E-government and open government”, specific objective 2.3: “Digital availability and usefulness of public sector information”, sub-measure 2.3.2: “Digital availability of cultural heritage sources”. 

 
 

Parajanov’s The Colour of Pomegranates on GAIFF

2019/07/17

 Between July 8 - 12 you can experience Temple of Cinema #1: Sayat Nova outtakes - a unique installation featuring over three hours of restored outtakes from Sergei Parajanov’s The Colour of Pomegranates (1969).

The project is a collaboration between the National Cinema Centre of Armenia and Fixafilm.

The installation, which was first presented as part of the Art Directions strand of the 2019 edition of the Rotterdam International Film Festival (IFFR), appears here as part of the programme of the Golden Apricot International Film Festival (GAIFF) in Yerevan, Armenia.

The installation is situated in the foyer of Yerevan's Ararat Cinema, which has been closed to the public for almost 30 years.

This is a unique opportunity to experience the remarkable legacy of both Armenia cinema and architecture.