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A Porter from Mewa Hotel

Michał Janów
Portier z Hotelu Mewa
Poland 2012 / 27’

Władysław Zawada works as a porter at one of the worker’s hotels of People’s Republic of Poland called Mewa. He is performing his everyday duties with remarkable accuracy that reflects his growing commitment to the communist ideology. A tragicomic story of a man whose blind devotion and meticulousness lead to the hopeless end.

Michał Janów

Born in 1978 in Żywiec. He studied at the Cracow University of Technology, AGH University of Science and Technology in Cracow. Graduated from Directing Department at  Krzysztof Kieślowski Radio and Television Facutly of University of Silesia in Katowice. He is a student at documentary course at Wajda School. A Porter from Mewa Hotel is his graduation film.

Selected filmography

2006 Słowo / Word (doc., short)

2007 Garda / Guard (short)

2012 Portier z Hotelu Mewa / A Porter from Mewa Hotel (short)

Cast & Crew

director Michał Janów
screenplay Michał Janów
cinematography Weronika Bilska
editing Przemysław Chruścielewski
music Przemysław Frankowski
cast Arkadiusz Jakubik, Robert Talarczyk, Dariusz Niebudek, Bogdan Kalus
producer Krystyna Doktorowicz
production WRiTV Katowice
sales Krakowska Fundacja Filmowa
language Polish
colouration colour