Poland 2016, 30 min, Polish, Hebrew & English subtitles

Instructions are whispered from behind boilers, pistons, control panels and radios, to dragons and fishermen, cobblers, tailors, and carpenters, hundreds of workers all laboring diligently together. This surprising scene, behind the scenes of the world’s biggest opera house, produces a different kind of spectacle, one that’s just as exciting as the production of Madame Butterfly that plays out on the stage.

Previous Festivals:

Visions Du Reel, Silverdocs, Rooftop Films, NY, New Orleans Film Festival, Rencontres International Documentaire de Montreal, Full Frame



Director & Script: Slawomir Batyra
Production: Adam Sokolowski
Production Company: Delord Co.
Editing: Daniel Sokolowski
Cinematography: Krzysztof Gromek
Music: Puccini
World Sales: DELORD CO (agata@delord.pl)


A theatre director, documentary film-maker, studied Directing in the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Warsaw. He collaborated with Juliusz Osterwa Theatre in Gorzów Wielkopolski where he staged the play Babcia, written by Michał Walczak. Currently, he is working on a documentary film concerning the Polish Polar Station Horsund.