Film of the Week: Paparazzi
Przemek may well be a common paparazzo fuelled by cigarettes, junk food and the next tabloid story. Yet this master of the superficial has a strong knack for storytelling and a certain need to confess. Polish filmmaker Piotr Bernas captures the monotony and drama of Przemek's life, complete with long waits and car chase scenes. At one point, the lone wolf tries to fight his instincts but his resolution not to exploit an unprecedented tragedy lasts only until he spots the back of a VIP car. The film was nominated for this year's European Film Award and received the Golden Frog Award at the 2011 Plus Camerimage.
Paparazzi is included in the 2011 East Silver Market catalogue and was nominated for the Silver Eye Award.
The film was in competition at the 2011 New Horizons International Film Festival, Poland, and at the 2011 Batumi International Art House Festival, Georgia. It picked up the Best Documentary Film Award at the 2011 International Music&Film Festival in Latvia. Most recently, it was in the running for the European Film Award, and won the Golden Frog Award at Plus Camerimage.
Production company: Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing
Poland, 2011, 33 min, Digi Beta, Creative, Current Affairs, Portrait, Society
Following the life of a Polish paparazzo who tracks down the rich and the famous, the film depicts a world in which values are confused and rules are flexible. Yet it also shows that there is always a second chance for us to make our minds up about what kind of people we will be tomorrow.
Golden Frog from Plus Camerimage Goes to Doctors and Paparazzi
Paparazzi Up for European Film Award