MUNK STUDIO | Freestyle Life | Życie stylem dowolnym – dir. Adam Palenta, 2012

date: 01/08/2012 time: 16:00 place: Allianz Cinema film program: in the short run artistic program: films

PL | 2012 | 8 min
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A disabled champion can arouse curiosity, fondness, but rarely will it stir up admiration. We look at his gold medal with tongue in cheek. Referring to the “looking-glass-self” theory of Charles Horton Cooley, which assumes that one gains possession of one’s own self through imagining how they are perceived by others, the author especially wants to draw the attention of the disabled viewer to how disabled people can be perceived and how they can refute the determinism of their own bodies.

2012 Kraków Film Festival (National Competition) – the President of the Association of Polish Filmmakers Award; (International Short Film Competition) – Honourable mention for “sensitivity and respect towards the heroes while dealing with such a delicate topic”

Adam Palenta (1976)
Polish director, scriptwriter, maker of music videos. Graduate of the Media Communication Faculty at the Fine Arts Academy in Poznań (2001), Realisation of Television, Film and Photo Image at the Faculty of Radio and Television, University of Silesia (2006), the Andrzej Wajda Film School in Warsaw (2008), Photography Faculty at the University of Silesia in Opava (2009). In 2010 he received a grant from the Minister of Culture and National Heritage (the “Young Poland” program).