Screenplays, Volume II

2017

BASQUIAT – the story of Jean-Michel Basquiat, called the black van Gogh, a friend of Andy Warhol  who electrifies his contemporaries and shoots like a meteor through the 1980s New York art scene.

ELLIS ISLAND – unrealized screenplay about contemporary immigrants trying to make their way in New York.

THE ROE’S ROOM – a film adaptation of an “autobiographical opera” in which the young poet lives with his parents in an old tenement house. In his visions, he sees grass growing on the floor in summer, plaster falls from the walls in autumn, and in winter a blizzard blows out of the refrigerator.

WOJACZEK – the last three days in the life of Rafał Wojaczek, a rebelious poet wh died at the age of 27. His poetry and self-annihilating life left an extraordinary mark on generations of Poles.

YVES, MON AMOUR – The story of the famous French painter Yves Klein as seen through the eyes of a contemporary student of the Academy of Fine Arts in Paris. Klein’s canvases, full of eroticism of nude models’ bodies imprinted in blue, shocked the world of European art in the middle of the 20th century.