Fantastic Matt Parey

Poland2023documentary77'Panorama polskiego dokumentu (2023)

It is hard to imagine Polish science fiction without Maciej Parowski. He was the editor-in-chief of the Polish iconic monthly "Fantastyka" who stood behind the success of a few generations of authors. First, he was head of a student weekly "Politechnik" and then he moved on to head the editorial board of "Fantastyka". There, he published the first texts written by Andrzej Sapkowski, Marek S. Huberath or Jacek Dukaj. To become an editor, he had to kill an author in himself. People from across Poland were sending their texts to him. If it had not been for him, no one knows what would have happened to "The Witcher" or "The Cathedral", an Oscar-winning picture by Tomas Bagiński. This film tells the story of the Polish science fiction genre ranging from literature, through comic books, to games.

directed by
Bartosz Paduch, portret reżysera
Bartosz Paduch

Born in 1979 in Gdańsk. He is a graduate of directing at the Krzysztof Kieślowski Film School in Katowice, as well as the Studio Prób and SCRIPT courses at the Wajda School and the Script Atelier. His latest film 'Fantastic Matt Parey' completes a trilogy telling the story of a generation who experienced the system transformation while living in a socialist state. Bartosz Paduch's previous films 'Totart or Recovering Reason' and 'Skandal. Ewenement Molesty' portrayed the experiences of younger generations.

Maciej Kochajewski
Bartosz Paduch, Sebastian Wojtkowski
animated by
(Yellow Tapir Films)
Andrzej Sapkowski, Tomasz Bagiński, Szczepan Twardoch, Łukasz Orbitowski, Marek S. Huberath, Marek Baraniewski, Andrzej Pilipiuk
Sebastian Imbierowicz
Karol Mańka
Paweł Suchta
Maciej Ostatek, Justyna Kluczewska (Fundacja Raban!)
Kadr z filmu Fantastic Matt Parey