2023, Poland, 81 minutes
Sixty-year-old Polish performance artist Leon lives his artistic life to the max, immersing himself in intense, flamboyant and physically draining physical performances, often naked, smeared in paint and bedecked with colourful headdresses. But while society might be wary of him at times, he is given forthright support and encouragement by his boyfriend, the iconic fashion designer Manfred Thierry Mugler who understands and believes in him.
about the director
Wojciech Gostomczyk is the CEO of Metrage Studio, which is a producer of feature films, including the latest film by Wojtek Smarzowski (Kler, The Wedding Day) who combines socially important films with big box office results. He is also a co-producer of Agnieszka Holland’s Charlatan shortlisted for Academy Awards. He recently founded a new production company, Lucky Bob, together with Smarzowski as a creative director. Currently, the company is producing Roman Polanski’s movie ‘The Palace’’ and Wojciech Smarzowski’s film under the working title ‘The good house”. Wojciech is also a businessman by education: he is the founder of internet provider Domena.pl, which has been operating on the Polish market for 20 years. He graduated from the Warsaw Film School, where he directed short films. Leon will be his directorial feature-length debut.
2022 – Thessaloniki IFF 2023 – Millennium Docs Against Gravity
Starring: Krzysztof LEON Dziemaszkiewicz, Manfred Thierry Mugler
Script and directing by: Wojciech Gostomczyk
Cinematography by: Marcin Sauter
Editing by: Katarzyna Orzechowska
Sound design by: Marcin Lenarczyk EarWorks Studio
Produced by: Wojciech Gostomczyk, Janusz Bogaczyk, Janusz Hetman (Studio Metrage), Anna Stylinska (My Way Studio)