Henryk Magnuski was an outstanding Polish scientist, whose discoveries had a significant impact on the fate of World War II and millions of people. During World War II, he accidentally stayed in the United States. There he worked on his most famous inventions: a walkie-talkie radio station and a lantern guiding airplanes to aircraft carriers. The film brings the audience closer to Magnuskis’ achievements, which have significantly changed the military industry, radio, telephone and also ordinary households.
Born in Cracow in 1966. Cinematographer, editor, director. Graduate of the Łódź Film School at the Direction of Photography Departament (1998). He also completed the Masterclass for DOP camera operator workshops in Budapest. During his film school years, he received many international awards for his film etudes, including the Silver Tadpole at the Camerimage festival in Poland for his film Looking for Moravia. The film also took part in the young talents review at the Cannes Film Festival. For the short film Antichrist directed by Adam Guziński, he received the award for cinematography at the European Short Film Festival in Stuttgart-Ludwigsburg (2003), while the film itself was submitted for an Oscar after receiving the Grand Prix at the Bilbao festival (2002). In 2006 he debuted as a director and screenwriter with a feature film „The Underneath”.
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Sunday, 11/14/21 7:00 pm.
2019, 53 min, Poland
English, Polish with English subtitles
Idea of a series/Pomysł
Producer/Producent RADOSŁAW NIZIOŁEK