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The Hamlet Syndrome | ©Balapolis
©Balapolis

The Hamlet Syndrome

    All titles (3)
    Documentary Feature | 2020-2021 | Culture, Docu, Politics, Society, Theater | Germany, Poland

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    Brief synopsis

    ‘To be or not to be’ – these words take on new meanings in wartime conditions. A few months before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine a group of young people prepare a play in which Shakespeare will voice their own doubts, fears and dreams. In the background, there are various experiences of the ‘Maidan generation’. Some of them are processing traumas after their return from the war in Donbas, others are facing questions about what the Ukrainian struggle is really about and how their country should change. Life, theatre and cinema blend into one for a moment turning into a thrilling psychodrama.

    Crew

    ActivityNameComment
    Director of photographyPiotr Rosolowski
    DirectorElwira Niewiera
    DirectorPiotr Rosolowski
    EditorAgata Cierniak
    ComposerJohn Gürtler
    ComposerJan Miserre
    ProducerMagdalena Kamińska
    ProducerAgata Szymańska
    ProducerRobert Thalheim
    ProducerMatthias Miegel
    ProducerAndreas Banz
    Line producerMałgorzata Wala
    Production managerLena Raith
    ScreenwriterElwira Niewiera
    ScreenwriterPiotr Rosolowski
    Production sound mixerMarcin Lenarczyk
    Production sound mixerJarosław Sadowski
    Sound re-recording mixerUwe Bossenz
    Sound designerJonathan Schorr
    InterpreterUrszula Lipińska

    Production companies

    CompanyComment
    Balapolis [pl]
    Kundschafter Filmproduktion GmbH [de]
    Neue Celluloid Fabrik [de]
    coproduction
    coproduction

    Distribution / Sales companies

    CompanyComment
    Good Docs [us]
    USA
    USA
    KFF Sales and Promotion [pl]
    representation and promotion at international festivals
    representation and promotion at international festivals
    RFF - Real Fiction Filmverleih e. K. [de]
    Germany (theatrical, 2023)
    Germany (theatrical, 2023)
    Watch Docs [pl]
    Poland
    Poland

    Facilities

    DepartmentCompanyComment
    Film Processing/TransfersBlack Photon

    Awards

    Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
    Piotr Rosolowski2023Polish Film Awards Eagles [pl]
    Best Documentary
    Best DocumentaryNominated
    Piotr Rosolowski2023Bolzano Film Festival Bozen [it]
    Preis des Landes Südtirol
    Preis des Landes SüdtirolNominated
    Piotr Rosolowski2023Trieste Film Festival - Alpe Adria Cinema
    Audience Award
    Audience AwardWinner
    Piotr Rosolowski2023Trieste Film Festival - Alpe Adria Cinema
    Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso Transeuropa Award
    Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso Transeuropa AwardWinner
    Elwira Niewiera2023Polish Film Awards Eagles [pl]
    Best Documentary
    Best DocumentaryNominated
    Elwira Niewiera2023Bolzano Film Festival Bozen [it]
    Preis des Landes Südtirol
    Preis des Landes SüdtirolNominated
    Elwira Niewiera2023Trieste Film Festival - Alpe Adria Cinema
    Audience Award
    Audience AwardWinner
    Elwira Niewiera2023Trieste Film Festival - Alpe Adria Cinema
    Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso Transeuropa Award
    Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso Transeuropa AwardWinner
    Piotr Rosolowski2022Krakow Film Festival [pl]
    Award of the Student Jury
    Award of the Student JuryWinner
    Piotr Rosolowski2022Watch Docs FF [pl]
    Watch Docs FF [pl]
    Watch Docs FF [pl]Winner

    Festivals

    YearCountryFestivalComment
    2022GermanyKasseler Dokfest
    2022SwitzerlandLocarno IFF
    Semaine de la critique
    Semaine de la critique
    2022AustraliaAdelaide Film Festival
    Documentary Competition
    Documentary Competition
    2022PolandUkraina Festiwal Filmowy
    Section - The Art of Freedom
    Section - The Art of Freedom
    2022GermanyDok Leipzig
    Documentary Competition
    Documentary Competition
    2022USADOC NYC
    International competition
    International competition
    2022PolandKrakow Film Festival
    International Competition
    International Competition

    TV-broadcast

    TypeCountryStationDate / TimeComment
    First showingGermanyarteTuesday, 13/02/2024, 12.15 AM
    First showingPolandCanal+ [pl]Monday, 06/02/2023, 10.45 PMCanal+ online

    Cinema releases and premieres

    TypeCountryDateComment
    Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 19/01/2023
    Theatre releasePolandFriday, 30/09/2022