Magdalena Franczuk



Born in 1992. Directress, screenwriter, photographer, visual artist, and time traveller. Chairperson and Foundress of the KUNST.CAMERA Foundation. She graduated with honours from the Photography Faculty at the Lodz Film School (PWSFTViT) and Directing Faculty at the Warsaw Film School.
She was a scholar of Minister of Culture and National Heritage in 2015, a finalist in the Script PRO 2019 event and in other contests such as Photo Diploma Awards 2019, « Creative Valley » 2014 or Slideluck Warsaw 2015. She has had numerous individual exhibitions (i.a. at the Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art in Warsaw, the Entropia Gallery in Wrocław, the Fotofestiwal in Łódź) as well as collective ones (i.a. within the Polish Circles of Art in China Festival, Copenhagen Photo Festival, the Photo Collect Copenhagen).


The Downfalls of Bungo

The story takes place somewhere in the United Republic of Vitkacland. Fledgling painter Bungo (22 y.o.) suffers from a fear of a strange, imaginary revolution erupting in the area.
He begins to lose the ability to discern what is true from what is just a figment of his fantasy. One day the mysterious opera singer, Madame Akne (40 y.o.), gives a performance at the party in Bungo’s family house and then he begins to exhibit strong and passionate feelings towards her. Soon it turns out that this event is actually a wedding party of Bungo and his childhood friend, Angelica (20 y.o.). Moreover, Madame Akne is in fact the second wife of his father. Bungo can’t help it – he madly falls for her although their love is impossible to fulfill. Will that feelings lead Bungo to spark some revolution?

A loose adaptation of the debut novel by Witkacy, one of the most original and radical Polish writers of the 20th century.