Escape to the Silver Globe

Ucieczka na Srebrny Glob

24th TDF: International Premiere

Andrzej Żuławski’s On the Silver Globe (1977/1987) could have become one of the most groundbreaking science-fiction films ever made. The huge budget, thought-provoking script and bold artistic vision promised a masterpiece. Why, then, did the communist film industry bosses halt production two weeks before the shoot was completed? Was it for economic reasons? Political? Artistic? Personal? What remains are the fragments of the film which still inspire audiences and the emotions of the crew, as strong today as they were forty years ago. Α story about the biggest mystery and the greatest, unfulfilled dream of Polish cinema.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Kuba Mikurda
Script: Kuba Mikurda
Cinematography: Radosław Ładczuk
Editing: Iza Pająk, Laura Pawela
Sound: Michał Fojcik, Anna Rok
Music: Stefan Wesołowski
Production: Silver Frame
Producers: Daria Maślona, Stanisław Zaborowski
Co-production: Telewizja Polska, WFDiF, DiFactory, KBF, MX35
Executive producer: Tomasz Kolankiewicz
Format: DCP
Color: Color, B/W
Production Country: Poland
Production Year: 2021
Duration: 92΄
Contact: CAT&Docs
Awards/Distinctions: Chopin’s Nose Award, Smakjam Award for Best Production in Polish Competition, Studio Cinemas Association Award – Millennium Docs Against Gravity FF 2021

Kuba Mikurda


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