The short film “Impression” was made to the work of the same title, composed by Leszek Wisłocki. The composer wrote this piece for soprano Aleksandra Kubas-Kruk and her husband, violist Szymon Kruk as a gift. They chose it for Polish Opera Now film and decided to work with Nadia Szagdaj, who has already recorded some music videos with the soprano singer. The idea behind the picture is to present the beauty but also the fragility of nature of the Karkonosze Mountains. It shows what we can lose if we do not reevaluate our desires.
Polish soprano Aleksandra Kubas-Kruk graduated with honors from the vocal department at the Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław in the singing class of professor Danuta Paziuk-Zipser. In the course of her career she has performed on the stages of such renowned operas as: Zurich Opera House, Theater Bonn, Theater an der Wien, Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Polish National Opera, Opera de Toulon, Teatro Verdi in Trieste or Teatro di San Carlo in Naples, among others. Since 2012, he has been working as a singing teacher at the Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław. In September 2019, she received a postdoctoral degree.
Nadia Szagdaj born on March 19, 1984, is a Polish writer, director and journalist. She keeps his novels in the genres of crime fiction and thrillers. She has written such novels as “To nie jest Amerykański Film”, “Likwidacja” or “Instynkt”. She is also the director of the series “Mroki Dolnego Śląska” and “Odkrywamy Wrocław”. She has directed many short films for artists such as Sam Alty and Aleksandra Kubas-Kruk, among others. She is also the author of the documentaries “Contrast” and “Mikroklimat”.
Director: Nadia Szagdaj
Soprano: Aleksandra Kubas-Kruk
Viola: Szymon Kruk
Music: “Impression” by Leszek Wisłocki
Editors: Nadia Szagdaj/Jacek Gutowski
Sound: Bartłomiej Kruk
Makeup and hair artist: Małgorzata Chrastek
OLD CITY PRODUCTIONS 2021