Marcel Lozinski

The work of the Polish master of documentary (born 1940) is being very well introduced in an article by Katerina Surmanová on the website of IDF (Institute of Documentary Film). And for newcomers to the impressive filmography of Lozinski it is good to know that his films are published on a 2-set dvd box published by the Polish Film Institute – and available through Amazon as well.

At the Kracow film festival this year Marcel and his son Pawel told about their upcoming common film project, named by them as a psychological-movie experiment, a „Psycho Van” road movie. The father is quoted to have said the following:

Father and son” (title of the film) decided to take a camper van trip to Paris, where 24 years ago in Luxemburg Gardens, Marcel Łoziński illegaly scattered his mother ashes. Both of them have a video camera, they can ask each other any question they want to. Two week trip was meant to be a remedy to „father and son” relationship. This film has the chance to become clear and universal story about hard and complicated family problems and relationships for all of us. „I needed this time (movie trip), to understand that I wasn’t the father that I thought I was. It’s possible that after our trip Paweł learns how to aviod mistakes I made. I feel that our story goes far beyond ourselves, it touches every family.  I think it will be a very universal movie”

Judging from the clip on the IDF site, there is something great to look forward to. Photo from Marcel Lozinski’s last film “Tonia and her Children”.

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Tue Steen Müller
Tue Steen Müller

Müller, Tue Steen
Documentary Consultant and Critic, DENMARK

Worked with documentary films for more than 20 years at the Danish Film Board, as press officer, festival representative and film consultant/commissioner. Co-founder of Balticum Film and TV Festival, Filmkontakt Nord, Documentary of the EU and EDN (European Documentary Network).
Awards: 2004 the Danish Roos Prize for his contribution to the Danish and European documentary culture. 2006 an award for promoting Portuguese documentaries. 2014 he received the EDN Award “for an outstanding contribution to the development of the European documentary culture”. 2016 The Cross of the Knight of the Order for Merits to Lithuania. 2019 a Big Stamp at the 15th edition of ZagrebDox. 2021 receipt of the highest state decoration, Order of the Three Stars, Fourth Class, for the significant contribution to the development and promotion of Latvian documentary cinema outside Latvia. In 2022 he received an honorary award at DocsBarcelona’s 25th edition having served as organizer and programmer since the start of the festival.
From 1996 until 2005 he was the first director of EDN (European Documentary Network). From 2006 a freelance consultant and teacher in workshops like Ex Oriente, DocsBarcelona, Archidoc, Documentary Campus, Storydoc, Baltic Sea Forum, Black Sea DocStories, Caucadoc, CinéDOC Tbilisi, Docudays Kiev, Dealing With the Past Sarajevo FF as well as programme consultant for the festivals Magnificent7 in Belgrade, DOCSBarcelona, Verzio Budapest, Message2Man in St. Petersburg and DOKLeipzig. Teaches at the Zelig Documentary School in Bolzano Italy.

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