Man at War | Wirtualna wojna – dir. Jacek Bławut, 2012

date: 31/07/2012 time: 18:00 place: Allianz Cinema film program: world under canvas artistic program: films

PL | 2012 | 70 min
reż|dir Jacek Bławut prod|pro Jacek Bławut, Jerzy Dzięgielewski, Aleksander Kutela, Anna Skonieczna scen|wr Jacek Bławut zdj|ph Jerzy Rudziński, Michał Marczak, Jacek Bławut, Jacek Piotr Bławut, Michał Ostatkiewicz muz|mus Tomasz Stroynowski mon|ed Jacek Bławut, Weronika Bławut dys|dis Produkcja Filmów Jacek Bławut


Ił-2 Sturmovik is one of the best known computer flight simulators. The players become pilots of WWII war machines and play out air battles. Filmed for nearly six years, “Man at war” offers a portrayal of people from several countries (Poland, the USA, Germany, Russia) for whom virtual aviation is much more than just a hobby – they commit not only their time but, their whole private life is entirely conformed to it. Along with colleagues from virtual squads they take up trainings, meet up at regular rallies, distance themselves from virtual enemies. Jacek Bławut accurately highlights paradoxes in their behaviour, frequently based on anachronistic historical divisions that are nevertheless transmitted to contemporary times and real life.

Jacek Bławut (1950)
A cinematographer, film director, actor. He graduated from Cinematography Faculty at The Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School in Lodz (1982). A member of the European Film Academy (2003) and The Council of the Polish Film Institute (2008). He was a lecturer in film schools in Berlin, Hanover, Torun (Camerimage Film School) and Warsaw as well as in Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing. For many years he was known as an author of cinematography for documentaries and feature films, since mid 80’s Bławut films mainly his own documentaries.