Planet Kirsan | Planeta Kirsan – dir. Magdalena Pięta, 2010

date: 30/07/2012 time: 14:00 place: Allianz Cinema film program: independent short films competition artistic program: films

PL | 2010 | 50 min
reż|dir Magdalena Pięta prod|pro Krzysztof Kopczyński scen|wr Małgorzata Pięta zdj|ph Michał Popiel-Machnicki muz|mus Maciej Cieślak mon|ed Mateusz Romaszkan


Kalmykia is one of the smallest Russian republics: 300 000 inhabitants, area of 75 000 km2. Thousands kilometres of the steppe. Small, dusted with sand villages emerge from the steppe along with its only city – Elista, the republic’s capital. On the border of the steppe and Elista, right next to communist blocks of flats made of concrete, there are several houses as if from a dream on perfect American suburbs. Green lawns spread in front of the houses, a worker is painting kerbstones with snow white paint – welcome to the City of Shahs.

Magdalena Pięta (1979)
Graduate of the College of Interdepartmental Individual Studies in the Humanities at the University of Warsaw and The Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School in Lodz. Author of documentaries and short fiction films. The “Planet Kirsan” project was being developed during documentary film workshops “ExOriente”.