Film Info: Absolut Warhola

Absolut Warhola

Absolut Warhola

Located somewhere in the middle of nowhere, in the "Ruthenian Bermuda Triangle" between Slovakia, Poland and the Ukraine, is Europe's only Pop Art Museum. Stanislaw Mucha's light-hearted documentary traces the roots of America's pop-icon Andy Warhol, whose family heritage can be tracked down to the town of Medzilaborce and the neighboring village of Miková. His clan has always lived here, and they always will. His aunts and cousins have lots of time, they have schnapps, they are out of work, and they have each other, but each of them also has a vague idea of Warhol: His name has become a legend, a vision, a tangible link to a world they cannot comprehend, a world so big and so incredibly far away.



Stanislaw Mucha was born in 1970 in Nowy Targ/Poland. He studied Acting at the Ludwik Solski Drama School in Cracow, graduating with an M.A. in 1993. He then joined Cracow\'s Old Theatre. In 1995, he moved to Berlin and studied Film Directing at the \"Konrad Wolf\" Academy of Film & Television (HFF/B), which he concluded in 2000. His films include: the documentaries Polish Passion (Polnische Passion, 1996/1997), Back Home to the Reich with Bubi (Mit Bubi heim ins Reich, 2000), Absolut Warhola (2001), The Center (Die Mitte, 2004), Reality Shock (2005), and his feature debut Hope (2007).
Genre Art, Comedy
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2001
Director Stanislaw Mucha
Screenplay Stanislaw Mucha
Cinematography Susanne Schüle
Stanislaw Mucha
Pierre Brand, Drislak
Cast Maria Warhola, Michal Warhola, Helena Bezeková, Ingrid Bosnovicová, Eva Prextová, Janko Zavacký, Dr. Milchal Bycko, Janko Flaska, Fero Lakata
Producer Dieter Reifarth
Production Company Strandfilm/Frankfurt, in co-production with Pandora Film Produktion, in cooperation with ZDF, WDR, HR/Frankfurt, 3sat/Cologne
Length 80 min
Format Super 16
Original Version
 Ruthenian/Slovakian
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Leipzig 2001 (in competition), Duisburg Documentary Film Festival 2001 (opening film), Mannheim 2001 (in competition), Kassel 2001 (opening film), Berlin 2002 (Perspective German Cinema), Los Angeles 2002, Karlovy Vary 2002 (in competition), Montreal 2002, Jerusalem 2002, Warsaw 2002 (German Panorama), Pusan 2002, Philadelphia 2002, Hot Docs Toronto 2002, Rio 2002, Sheffield 2002, Singapore 2003
Awards Best Photography, Don Quijote Award & Audience Award Leipzig 2001, Audience Award Duisburg 2001, Audience Award Mannheim 2001, Best Upcoming Director & Best Upcoming Cinematographer from the DEFA Foundation Berlin 2001, Best Documentary by the Society of German Film Critics 2002
With backing from Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Hessische Filmfoerderung, Kuratorium junger deutscher Film
German Distributor Neue Pegasos Film/Frankfurt

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