Project Description

The Magic Mountain | Aparte Film | Art Film Company

The Magic Mountain

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In the form of an animated docu-drama, the biography of Adam Jacek Winker wonders through nearly half a century of history. A Polish refugee in Paris, Adam lived a boundless life, wanting to change the world.

His adventurous life takes a radical turn in the 80s, as he visions himself a knight of the 20th century and leaves France to fight with both amateurism and courage, alongside commander Massoud against the Soviets in Afghanistan.

In the light of September 11th, 2001, his fate mirrors the individual’s destiny in relation with the history unfolding and also the introspection of a man on his own fate.

Festivals & Awards

THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN had the World premiere in Annecy 2015, and the international premiere in Karlovy Vary IFF in the main Competition where it received a Special Mention of the Jury.

It was already selected in more than 40 festivals like San Sebastian, Busan, Ottawa (where it received a Special Mention), Vancouver, Helsinki, Leipzig (ARD PRIZE), CPH DOX, Gijon (Animafix Prize), Amiens (Best Movie Prize), Budapest Anilogue (Special Prize of the Jury), Florence- Festival dei Popoli, Washington DC AFI EU Film Showcase, Ljubljana Animateka, Goteborg and won 7 international prizes till now.

Project Details

  • Genre: Fiction Film
  • Status: Completed, In post production
  • Cast for Adam Jacek Winkler: Christophe Miossec (French version)Jean-Marc Barr (English version),  Jerzy Radziwiłowicz (Polish version)
  • Cast for Anna Winkler: Lizzie Brochère (English and French version), Julia Kijowska (Polish version)
  • Director: Anca Damian
  • Script: Anca Damian & Anna Winkler
  • Animation: Theodore Ushev, Sergiu Negulici, Raluca Popa, Dan Panaitescu and Tomek Ducki
  • Music: Alexander Balanescu
  • Sound design: Frédéric Théry and Sebastian Wlodarczyk
  • Producers: Anca Damian, Guillaume de Seille, Bénédicte Thomas, Joanna Ronikier and Włodzimierz Matuszewski
  • Production: Aparte Film, Filmograf and Arizona Productions with the support of the Romanian National Centre for Cinema, Polish Film Institute and World cinéma support fund (French National Centre for Cinema, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the French Institute)
  • Coproduction: Studio Miniatur Filmowych Studio Video Art Krakow festival Office Telewizja Polska
  • Co-financed by: Regional Film Fund Krakow City of Krakow, Malopolska region Krakow Film Comission
  • With the participation of: HBO Romania

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March 5th, 2016|The Magic Mountain, News|

Anca Damian has been nominated for The Council of Europe's Eurimages Fund Audentia Award for Best Female Director [...]

January 2016

January 11th, 2016|The Magic Mountain, News|

The Magic Mountain continue to travel the world in festivals inGoteborg IFF, Hong Kong IFF, Tempo doc, Calgary, [...]

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November 2015

November 11th, 2015|The Magic Mountain, News|

The Magic Mountain receives MDR Prize in Leipzig, for outstanding East-European film, the prize Animafix in Gijon, [...]

October 2015

October 11th, 2015|The Magic Mountain, News|

The Magic Mountain travels the world in festivals: Fantoche - Animation festival Gdynia: official Selection Animest: [...]

September 2015

September 11th, 2015|The Magic Mountain, News|

The Magic Mountain receives the Special mention of the Jury in Ottawa, and is selected in San Sebastian International [...]

July 2015

July 11th, 2015|The Magic Mountain, News|

The Magic Mountain has the International Premiere in Karlovy Vary International Competition, where it receives the [...]

June 2015

June 11th, 2015|The Magic Mountain, News|

The Magic Mountain has the World premiere in Annecy International Animation festival as a Special Event.

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