Another Day of Life

  • 86'
  • Poland
  • 2018

Ryszard Kapuscinski (1932-2007) was one of the 20th century’s principal and most colourful war reporters. He reported on 27 revolutions during his career, was imprisoned 40 times and sentenced to death four times. He was primarily active in Africa as a correspondent for a Polish news agency. When civil war erupted in Angola in 1975, he was the only foreign reporter on the ground. His book Another Day of Life describes how that diamond and oil-rich country was used as a Cold War pawn.

Kapuscinski’s writing style is subjective, sometimes even surreal. This animated adaptation does complete justice to his form of literary reportage. Hallucinatory impressions of chaotic firefights are recorded in a graphic-novel-like style. Interviews with the main characters were made in real life, 40 years later – some have become successful, others have gone mad. This is a story, but no work of fiction.

Directors
Raúl de la Fuente, Damian Nenow
Countries of production
Poland, Spain
Production Year
2018
Festival Edition
IFFR 2019
Length
86'
Medium
DCP
Original title
Jeszcze dzień życia
Languages
English, Portuguese, Polish
Producers
Jarek Sawko, Ole Wendorff-Østergaard, Amaia Remirez, Raúl de la Fuente
Production Companies
Platige Image, Kanaki Films
Sales
Indie Sales
Screenplay
Raúl de la Fuente, Amaia Remirez, Niall Johnson, David Weber, Damian Nenow
Cinematography
Raúl de la Fuente, Gorka Gómez Andreu
Editor
Raúl de la Fuente
Production Design
Rafal Wojtunik
Sound Design
Oriol Tarragó
Music
Mikel Salas
Cast
Miroslaw Haniszewski, Vergil J. Smith, Tomasz Zietek, Rafal Fudalej, Pawel Paczesny, Jakub Kamienski, Olga Boladz
Local Distributor
Periscoop Film