A search for "the Dionysian light" and a battle for the meaning of life with one fictitious philosopher's descent into madness triggered by his study of Friedrich Nietzsche.
A Philosopher's Paradise
California based, Polish filmmaker on a spiritual path visits his father, a Warsaw University philosopher, who attempts to save mankind from evil through his reason- only based theory. He attracts international philosopher triggering heated debates. Can he struggle between the mystical and rational, between believing in and denying God unite father and son?
A portrait of the world's renown sociologist Zygmunt Bauman during a four day visit in his Leeds home, combined with the exploration of links between his scholarly work Modernity and the Holocaust and Winter in the Morning, a Warsaw ghetto memoir by his late wife, Janina Bauman.
Pawel Kuczynski uses his autobiographical and often humorous documentary camera to probe humanity's existential fears, interweaving his daily experiences with the themes of Nietzsche, in Monday to Monday, and Dionysus, in Tuesday to Tuesday (both episodes are in post-production.) Now, in Wednesday to Wednesday, Pawel turns his focus to Renaissance painter Albrecht Durer, who explored apocalypse, death and beauty, and Andrzej Dudek-Durer: a living Polish performance artist who believes he is the reincarnation of the German master. The film examines the possibility that Andrzej's preposterous claims could be true. If so, wouldn't they ease our anxieties over death and the self's limitations? A revelatory and infuriating encounter with Andrzej ultimately leads Pawel to the mysteries contained in the 500-year-old works of the original Durer, while casual encounters along the way attempt to penetrate reality and uncover insights into our earthly existence.