Theatrum Magicum

Marcin Gizycki - 24'



The film has been inspired by the short plays of the eccentric Count Jan Potocki, author of the famous novel Manuscrit trouvé à Saragosse. It tells the story of a magic show performed at the end of the 18th century by a magician and his troupe.



Director not to present this film for Public, the Jury can award the film through private screening.

Marcin Gizycki

Art and film historian, critic, filmmaker. Professor at Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology in Wrsaw, Poland. Adjunct Professor of “Animator” International Animated Film Festival in Poznan, Poland. Senior Lecturer at Rhode Island School of Design. Former Editor in Chief of “Animafilm” magazine (1979-81). He is the author of seven books and over 300 articles on film and art. His interests range from history of Avant-Garde movements in the 20th century to history of animated, experimental and documentary film to theory of Postmodernism. He has made a number of documentary, experimental, and animated films, among them: I Am Providence: The Story of H.P. Lovecraft and His City (1997), The Island of Jan Lenica (1998), Travels of Daniel Szczechura (2005), 106 Olney Street (2007), Sicilian Flea (2008), Panta Rhei (2008), Aquatura (2010), Alfred Schreyer of Drohobych (2010), AE (2011), Kinefaktura (2012), F.I.T (2012), FFF1 (2013), A Magic-Lantern Life (2014, with Peter O’Neill), White Curtain (2014), Mono Canne (2015), STO[NE]S (2015), Stone Story (2016), Monument (2016), Theatrum Magicum (2017).