Richtung Nowa Huta

Young people spin their cars around in the closed-down industrial grounds. A newlywed couple have their picture taken in dilapidated barracks. A tourist guide drives visitors through the city in his Trabant, pointing out the sites of clashes from 1989. Three scenes from Dariusz Kowalski’s documentary TOWARD NOWA HUTA, which offer splendid illustration of its organization: present and past mutually penetrate and comment on one another rather than forming two separate layers. (Dominik Kamalzadeh)

Director's Biography
Dariusz Kowalski, geb. 1971 in Krakau, Polen, lebt seit 1991 in Österreich. Studierte von 1998 bis 2004 visuelle Mediengestaltung an der Universität für angewandte Kunst in Wien. Lebt und arbeitet in Wien. // Filme (Auswahl): ORTEM (2004), LUUKKAANKANGAS – UPDATED REVISITED (2004; CE '08), ELEMENTS (2005), INTERSTATE (2006), OPTICAL VACUUM (2008), INTERROGATION ROOM (2009; CE '10), RICHTUNG NOWA HUTA (2012)
Local Artists 2012
Dariusz Kowalski
Austria 2011
78 minutes
OV with German subtitles
Screenplay Dariusz Kowalski
Cinematography Martin Putz
Editing Dieter Pichler
Sound/Sounddesign Mariusz Wawrzeń
Music Matchume Zango
Medienwerkstatt Wien