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VERTIGO is an independent production and film service company founded by Rafael Lewandowski in 2007 and based in Warsaw. His team is flexible, creative and multilingual. It offers the possibility of cooperation and funding assistance in Poland from location scouting, casting, budgeting and production planning. Our goal is to develop co-production projects between France and Poland.  
 

 

Coproductions:
 
2010 
THE MOLE
by Rafael Lewandowski 
(fiction feature film)

With Metro Films, KUIV Productions, Non Stop Film Service, Le Fresnoy and the Regional Film Fund "Silesia Film". Cofinanced by the Polish Film Institute (PISF) and the City of Bielsko Biala.

Released in Poland on 5 August 2011 (distribution: Kino Swiat). 

Released in France on 12 September 2012 (distribution: Mondivina).

International distribution: Wide Management (label Eye On Films, sales in about 15 countries). 

2013 

MARC MINKOWSKI IS DIRECTING THE SINFONIA WARSZAWA 

by Rafael Lewandowski & Jean-Pierre Loisil

(TV recording of a symphony concert)

With Fido Films, for Mezzo.

MINKOWSKI | SAGA

by Rafael Lewandowski 

(feature-length documentary)

With Fido Film.

Cofinanced by the Polish Film Institute (PISF) and the Mazovia Warsaw Film Commision, the Zygmunt Zaleski Foundation, the Ministry of Culture of Poland.

International distribution: New Morning Films

2017 

OUT OF THE LIMELIGHT

by Rafael Lewandowski 

(feature-length documentary)

With Zygmunt Zaleski Stichting.

Released in Poland on September 2017 (Cinema distribution: Tumult, Camerimage)

2022

NOT ALL OF ME WILL DIE

by Joanny Grudzinskiej

(feature-length documentary)

With Les Films du Bilboquet (France).

Cofinanced by the Polish Film Institute (PISF) and the Mazovia Warsaw Film Commision in Poland, the CNC, Procirep and Pictanovo in France.

World premiere at Marseille International Documentary Festival 2022 (GNCR Competition):

The impossible happens: Zuzanna Ginczanka, a young woman poet murdered in 1944 at the age of 27, comes back to life. From Poland under occupation to Ukraine between the wars, she wanders her dazzling trajectory as an eternal adolescent, who will recount at length her precise and deep emotions and who challenges us: What does becoming a woman, what is freedom?

CHILDREN OF CHAOS

by Agnes Pizzini & Julien Johan

(feature-length documentary)

With Elephant Adventures (France), Kwassa Films (Belgium).

Cofinanced by the Polish Film Institute (PISF) and Canal + in Poland, the CNC, Procirep and France Television in France.

This is a story that has never been told: that of the thousands of children who wandered through Europe at the end of World War II. The thousands of lost children who were then used for political endsby the winning powers between 1945 and 1952. It’s a global historical investigation into the aftermaths of the deadliest conflict ever. It is an unknown story that took place in the immediate aftermath of the war, overshadowed by the atrocities of the conflict. For 7 years, the Allies presided over the destiny of unaccompanied children on German and Austrian territory, ignoring their countries of origin, who their parents were and their nationalities. This was in their own interest, not in the interest of the children. Thanks to the declassification of French archives, this is the story that we will tell; the intimate accounts of the social workers responsible for the lost children and the testimonies of these children today who are now adults in search of the truth.

Executive Productions:

 

2013 

LUBLIN'S CULTURAL CENTER 

(promotional film)

 

2016

TESTIMONIES 

Zygmunt Zaleski Stichting, Amsterdam

(production of 25 interviews in Poland, Switzerland, France and the USA)

 

2018 

TESTIMONIES

Fundacja im. Zbigniewa Herberta 

(production of 20 interviews in Poland, Germany, England, Italy, France and the USA)

 

2019 

LEGACY

by Yann Athus Bertrand.

For Hope Production and M6. 

(production of documentary sequences in Poland).

2024

AGAINST HISTORY

by Joanna Grudzińska

For Zadig Productions & ARTE

 

 

Distribution:

 

HEARINGS

by Rafael Lewandowski 

Yenta Production, La Femis and Cités Television 

(feature-length documentary, 2000)

 

MINKOWSKI | SAGA

by Rafael Lewandowski  

(feature-length documentary, 2013)

 

MARC MINKOWSKI IS DIRECTING THE SINFONIA WARSZAWA 

by Rafael Lewandowski & Jean-Pierre Loisil

(TV recording of a symphony concert, 2013)

OUT OF THE LIMELIGHT

by Rafael Lewandowski 

(feature-length documentary)

With Zygmunt Zaleski Stichting.

 

VERTIGO

Cecylii Śniegockiej 10/15

00-430 Warsaw

PL 113 244 30 83

vertigo@raflewand.com

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