79′, HD, documentary
A Polish-German co-production
Premiere: 2014, T-mobile New Horizons Festival
Director: Zuzanna Solakiewicz
Screenplay: Zuzanna Solakiewicz
Editor: Mateusz Romaszkan
Sound: Marcin Lenarczyk
Director of photography: Zvika Gregory Portnoy
Music: Eugeniusz Rudnik
Co-financing: Polish Film Institute, Film und Medien Stiftung NRW, Mazovia Film Fund, National Culture Center, NINA, Adam Mickiewicz’s Center
Co-production: Centrala, TVP Kultura, Hupe Film
2014 – T-mobile Nowe Horyzonty- Special Mention
2014 – Bratislava International Film Festival- Special Mention
2014 – Festival del Film Locarno- Critic’s Week Award
Eugeniusz Rudnik revolutionized the idea of music itself with a pair of scissors and a magnetic tape. As part of the legendary Experimental Studio of Polish Radio, he revealed hidden value in rough and rejected sounds long before the rise of the DJs. In an era of electronic music created in a workshop resembling a scientific lab, he composed music to reach and to portray other human beings.
‘15 Corners of the World’ is an attempt to hear the vision of his music. Following the rhythms of architecture, the human body, and the throbbing pulse of nature we discover a new reality. We touch the sound.
Moving images reveal a miracle that emerged in the age of tape recorders and disappeared with the advent of computers. They express the wonder of the analogue era – the urge to experiment, to discover new territory, explore the borderlands, and constantly search for new means of expression.