Sztynort 1935, VR-Film (2019, 76′)

Sztynort 1935 is a full feature VR film based on the play by J. Maiński. It was shot in the palace of Sztynort in 2019 with a cast of professional and lay actors from Poland and Germany.  The director of the film, Jakub Maiński, is a powerful emerging voice of Polish VR cinema.

September 3, 1935. Palace in Sztynort, owned by the von Esti family. In two weeks’ time, racial laws are to be issued in Nuremberg. During a dinner of poetry, music and philosophy, a group of related aristocrats discusses the possible effects of the new legislation.

With its state-of-the-art VR technology, the movie invites its viewers to attend, at utmost proximity, a moving debate about bio-politics, power, evolutions, and the human desire to love.

The film was produced as part of Stn:ort Pałac Festiwal 2019 and generously supported by KingCross/ Nowy Sztynort, Lehndorff-Gesellschaft Steinort e.V.  and Stiftung für Deutsch-polnische Zusammenarbeit/ Fundacja współpracy polsko-niemieckiej.

Film Website for Sztynort 2020

cast
Oskar Hamerski
Paul Boche
Thorsten Münchow
Mikołaj Osiński
Julian Mere
Katarzyna Węglicka
Maya Luxenberg
Victoria Tarnowska
Lena Darska

script, director
James Maine

assistant director
Jan Witek-Terlikowski

DoP
Grzegorz Wełnicki

costumes, set design
Dina Bienfait
Anna Lukasik

sound
Andrzej Kowal

sound postproduction
Dominic Ellison

menu concept
Barbara Trzeciak

translation
Karolina Szulejewska

production
FairerTales Hannah Wadle

funding
Port Sztynort – King Cross
Foundation for Polish-German Cooperation

duration: 76 minutes
technology: VR 180 degrees, colourful
sound: ambisonic
language: Polish, German
language versions: Polish, German, English